Example sentences for: ablution

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  • Yet nothingabout the frontier's fenced compoundssuggests the traveller en route elsewhereshould stop--even if stepping on the gascan't do much toward cancelling those pictures,the color of pain, a visual undersong ...Once coppergreen expanses of waterslide into view, though, no one could failto sense the difference in beingbelow sea level--air heavyin the ear, oxygen-rich, cool, dry,scented with desert, and holy enough.A hand dipped in water pondersthe viscous feel of minerals in solution,and little tumuli of salts and carbonatesbuild a submarine city sprawlingfor miles under the hammered-metal surface.On a shore hazed with distance, neat rowsof date palms identify themselveswith a green herringbone frond and ripen foodstuffs for, say, the heavenly banquet.Ritual ablution even so has coatedyour skin with a pale silt glove;and sea and desert are one.

  • Among the more incredible explanations (as recorded by Adrian Room, A Dictionary of True Etymologies) are a derivation from ablution or luliana [ Daily Telegraph , 13 September 1968] and even from hallelujah, as prompted by a caption to a cartoon by Du Maurier in Punch [22 June 1895], which read Now we'll begin again at the Hallelujah, and please linger longer on the lu!

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