Royal touch

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the touching of a diseased person by the hand of a king, with the view of restoring to health; - formerly extensively practiced, particularly for the scrofula, or king's evil.

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Bloch notes (The Royal Touch, 145-46) that legends about "marks of race" could be found in ancient Greece, and that similar notions of a "royal or racial sign" can be found in "nearly all periods and countries.
They believe the Royal touch, plus Beckham's magic, will provide an outstanding combination when it comes to winning over bigwigs.
Bikaner, Nov 22 (ANI): Erstwhile Princess of Bikaner Siddhi Kumari, who is in the electoral fray as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, brings about a royal touch to the state polls.
Rick Platt, managing director of Official Pillowtex LLC, the consortium group that owns the brands, said the offerings include two solid-color towel programs with a coordinated stripe program for Cannon; and zero-twist towel for Royal Touch collection under Cannon Royal Family brand.
The president's family is the closest America gets to royalty so Holmes wanted to lend a royal touch to her character, which means some pretty elaborate dresses.
IT was left to Prince William and his brother Harry to provide a right royal touch to the society wedding of the year yesterday.
Ace Paint has been awarded the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for its Ace Royal satin latex and Ace Royal Touch satin wall and trim paint.
One also sees, for example, the significance of the royal touch to cure disease.
It was so called from a notion that prevailed from the reign of Edward the Confessor to that of Queen Anne that it could be cured by the royal touch.
Second show "Gitanjali presents the Wedding Extravaganza" will be showcasing latest wedding collections from Nizam - a brand with a royal touch," he said.
Dubai: The Williams Haggas-trained Heert appears to be shaping into a promising sprinter after making all to win the EeAu20,000 (Dh112,000) Dubai Duty Free Handicap on the opening day of Newbury's popular Dubai Duty Free spring trials meeting which benefitted from an enjoyable Royal touch.
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