Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of unguent.

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Examples

  • It begins when a small defense contractor specializing in computer vision is approached by pharmaceutical giants seeking objective ways to evaluate unguents for hair growth, wrinkle reduction or wound healing.

    Medical Progress, Please

  • Emma arrived in time to change for dinner and as she is the expert on hotel bathrooms, having made an exhaustive study of the genus around the globe, I defer to her opinion that the bathroom of the Claude Monet Suite was perfectly marvellous, with its shining whiteness and huge, wide shower head and sloping tub and an endless supply of cleansers and unguents from Miller Harris.

    The Smartest Hotel in the World

  • These husks of a former life, reamed, cleaned and packed werethen embalmed, smeared with unguents, wrapped in yards of cotton and placed in several sarcophagi.

    Bog People and Mummies « Colleen Anderson

  • The spa has revived the ancient use of grapes and wine to make unguents, perfumes and soaps applied with modern massage methods.

    In Italy, A Vintage Way To Chill: The Wine Massage

  • A distraction besides the pouring of unguents on a "family feud" will preempt much talk about Palestine.

    The Break on Palestine

  • And there, before they had sat down, was Stewart Cink, handing back the Claret Jug that had been his to have, hold and cherish this past 12 months, cleaned, polished andempty now of the potions and unguents, from Guinness to Coca-Cola to barbecue basting sauce, that had filled it at various times.

    The Open 2010: Stewart Cink learns to live in shadow of Tom Watson

  • The company putting up the most money has been Pure Romance Inc., a sort of Amway for naughty appliances and intimate unguents.

    Boola Moolah!Food Fight At Yale

  • Backed by national lottery cash, the residents of Myddfai (parish population 400) are launching a range of herbal remedies and other branded goods, which they hope will revive a place renowned across Europe in medieval times for its potions, oils and unguents derived from plants.

    Welsh villagers market Myddfai as mecca for herbal remedies

  • Opposite, a table was laden with makeup and unguents of the most expensive variety.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Somehow, though, these unguents are "an essential addition to a rider's kit," which to me is a tacit admission that their clothing is somehow inadequate.

    Archive 2010-09-01

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