from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any fine quality of soap made up in cakes for use in the toilet.


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  • As loot from the battle-fields, young men passed on to their sweethearts presents of toilet-soap, combs and brushes, needlebooks (ah! so carefully made for the out - going soldier in far-away Northern homes!), scissors, pins.

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay

  • This is done by preparing clean soap-suds from fine toilet-soap.

    Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

  • Indeed, nervous breakdown was her successful defence when, a week later, she was arrested at Whiteridge's with a tin of sardines, two cakes of super-cream toilet-soap, and a bound copy of Keble's "Christian Year" in her muff.

    Marge Askinforit

  • "Even to-day," I said, "I have had yet another attempt upon my life made by these scoundrels," and from my pocket I drew the little packet containing the sample cake of toilet-soap, which I displayed to them all.

    The Stretton Street Affair

  • Within was a tablet of dark-brown toilet-soap bearing the name of a well-known firm of manufacturers.

    The Stretton Street Affair

  • I was addressed as "H. Granfield, Esq.," and the letter proved to be a polite intimation that as the firm in question was putting on to the market a new brand of toilet-soap, they begged me to accept with their compliments the enclosed sample.

    The Stretton Street Affair

  • They bought toilet-soap, and borrowed razors; and when they had improved their personal appearance to the fullest possible extent, they stood aimlessly about, like unemployed workmen in the market-place.

    Romance of California Life

  • Bathing at least once a day, with pure, soft water and toilet-soap, is strongly urged, and as this is designed for cleanliness, the temperature of the bath should be made agreeable to the patient.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • Blonde, fine toilet-soap is used; the blonde is soaped over very slightly, and washed in water in which a little fig-blue is dissolved, rubbing it very gently; when clean, dry it.

    The Book of Household Management

  • This is done by preparing clean soap-suds, using fine toilet-soap.

    The Book of Household Management


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