In place of the tavern a cotton-field was ablush with blossoms.
The Cavalier George Washington Cable
Cherry and apple trees drooped over the wall; these had ceased blossoming, but a tangle of wild-rose bushes was all ablush.
Different Girls Various
Presently Rowena returned, all ablush with joyous excitement, and begged for a rereading of the letter.
The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
(of the hands, body, etc.) thoroughly washed.
a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual. the liquid thus used. Usually, ablutions. a washing of the hands, body, etc. Historical Examples The ablution ought, strictly, to be performed once in every twenty-four hours. Little Masterpieces of Science: Health and Healing Various This ablution made him clean, but did not […]
a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual. the liquid thus used. Usually, ablutions. a washing of the hands, body, etc. Historical Examples Like the other, he comes in priestly and ablutionary office. Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld The ablutionary fluid is most difficult to be had in places where water is […]
noun a passion for getting clean, bathing; a preoccupation with cleanliness Word Origin Latin abluere ‘to wash off’
antiballistic missile. Contemporary Examples “Since November ABM has been more focused on less frequent but more high profile attacks,” he added. Cairo Police Bombing Signals New Al Qaeda Threat Jamie Dettmer January 24, 2013 abbreviation antiballistic missile noun See ambient temperature n. 1963, initialism for anti-ballistic missile. Asynchronous Balanced Mode antiballistic missile