Yet beware of being too material, when there is any impediment or obstruction in men's wills; for pre-occupation of mind ever requireth preface of speech; like a fomentation to make the unguent
``What devil's deed have they now in the wind?'' said the old hag, murmuring to herself, yet from time to time casting a sidelong and malignant glance at Rebecca; ``but it is easy to guess Bright eyes, black locks, and a skin like paper, ere the priest stains it with his black unguent
Ay, it is easy to guess why they send her to this lone turret, whence a shriek could no more be heard than at the depth of five hundred fathoms beneath the earth.
So she put a golden box into his hand, and directed him how to apply the perfumed unguent which it contained, and where to meet her at midnight.
"Are you sure, beautiful Medea," asked Jason, "quite sure, that the unguent in the gold box will prove a remedy against those terrible burns?"
He studied the science of herbs, the science of unguents
; he became an expert in fevers and in contusions, in sprains and abcesses.
Against the bier he leaned two-handled jars of honey and unguents
; four proud horses did he then cast upon the pyre, groaning the while he did so.
I dipped one in the creamy stuff in the middle of the platter, assuming it would be some kind of delicious yoghurtbased unguent
. Another mistake.
Of course, all the senses are fully involved in the experience of God; but Bonaventure privileges the suaritas of perfume: think about the fourth prologue from the Commentary on the Sentences, which is devoted to Christ the perfumer, making the perfume of the offering to the Father and the unguent
for us, the wounded.
Out to sea a vagary of petrol steam streaking a prismatic unguent
single pairs ail: ache attenuate: thin benign: gentle brotherhood: fraternity buoy: beacon (figurative) capture: catch condone: pardon contend: maintain denial: negativity genre: kind gradual: progressive grotto: crypt handle: manage higgledy-piggledy: haywire homology: sameness implemented: accomplished incident: occasion instead: as substitute integrity: intactness juvenile: youth mangle: maim mellow: mild ornery: insubordinate painting: picture pen: feather quill prison: penitentiary protract: drag push: propel right: corrct scratch: grate shovel: scoop shorten: curtail sustained: continued taciturn: reticent tame: domesticated tenor: toner (anagram) unguent
: ointment verbose: wordy vice: wickedness violin: fiddle wardrobe: garments wick: village widowed: vidual zest: gusto 2b.
Most prevalent of all, however, are hedgehogs--'charming little chaps' which range in scale from a 3,000 BC alabaster example from Syria that would have held some kind of unguent
, to a tiny turquoise faience scaraboid seal from 18th Dynasty Egypt, the quality of whose detail belies its diminutive 1.5cm high--scale (Fig.
We love fermented foods for their strength, depth, umami, idiosyncrasies, their unguent
, desperate pleas for our strange animal appetites, and no doubt in some part for the threat they present--or at least represent.