Thereafter the camphor-cake is handed round to both women and men in turn who plunge their hands in the ashes and smear their faces with them; and so, after distribution of the offering of cocoanuts, sugar, and betel, the celebration closes.
On this occasion they smear their bodies with lemon juice, which prevents the leeches from hurting them while they are in the water.
Where the Dutch Government extended these were not permitted; but sometimes carabaos or pigs were killed in a cruel manner, with the blood of which the high priest smeared the forehead, breast, and arms of the head of the family.
At least be careful and do not smear your hands with the powder.
Stephen, sitting on the grass among the dead and stricken, tied his bloody turban, pulled the red fez close over it, smeared the blood from his eyes, and, clutching his musket, stood up unsteadily.
Others declare that she had smeared a needle, with which she was wont to braid her hair, with some poison possessed of such properties that it would not injure the surface of the body at all, but if it touched the least drop of blood it caused death very quickly and painlessly.
They smeared my lower limbs with some kind of grease which smelt of resin.
Our Square remains true to the ancient and simple traditions, whereas Washington Square has grown long hair, smeared its fingers with paint and its lips with free verse, and gone into debt for its inconsiderable laundry bills.
In addition to the usual evidences of grief, she mingles the ashes of her dead husband with pitch, making a white tar or unguent, with which she smears a band about two inches wide all around the edge of the hair (which is previously cut off close to the head), so that at a little distance she appears to be wearing a white chaplet.
The glitter of the sea hurt her eyes, and the dust that blew in clouds from the road smeared her white dress.
"You don't find Poe wasting time on uncouth monsters who roar like tigers, bang doors and smear whole rooms with blood.
Many persons keep eggs for a long time by smearing the shells with butter or sweet oil: they should then be packed in plenty of bran or sawdust, and the eggs not allowed to touch each other.
Torn with anguish of a great conflict, he pondered, smearing the sweat of agony from his hard-wrinkled forehead.
"We can go ahead" The sun was low, but the pitch in the seams was liquid and smeared the hot planks, and Brown pulled Lister into the shade.
"Then said Merlin, 'See ye nought That young man, that hath shoon bought, And strong leather to do hem clout [patch], And grease to smear hem all about? He weeneth to live hem to wear:
The man felt a dull irritation, and smeared the sand out of his eyes.
He followed her to a shrine of Mahadeb; there she smeared the ground with cowdung and worshipped the god and said "O Siva!
When the bridegroom's house is reached, the bride smears the doorposts with fat and oil and ties a woollen fillet round each: she is then lifted over the threshold, is taken by her husband into the partnership of fire and waterthe essentials of domestic lifeand passes into the atrium.
This lurid aspect drenched the garden, smeared the terraces, lent to the very soil a tinge as of sacrificial rites, that choked the breath in me, while it seemed to fix me to the earth my feet so longed to leave.
Moreover, they smeared the whole subject with a disrepute which clings to certain narrow and unreasonable minds to this day.
One clipped an ear, another smeared the wool (or drew it over the eyes) and a third, as was the case with Friend Stephen Dighton, the quaker, put on an entire covering, so that his sheep might be known by their outward symbols, far as they could be seen.
Unmoved by civic pride, unchecked by taste, They 'd smear the general sky with poster's paste And at Dan Phoebus seem to "take a sight.
If we are to smear our political movements with this sort of stuff ..." "Does it work?"
He wept awhile, standing there in the centre of the room, smearing the tears away with the flapping sleeves of his tarnished livery, while, like a committed panther, I paced the walls, to and fro, to and fro, heart aching for escape.
She covered up all her children with a large basket and smeared her mouth and lips with red and going to Sing Chando told him that she had eaten up every one of her children and proposed that he should now eat up his.