Doubtless it implied 'progress,' and would assist in the much-needed ablution of the streets and kennels.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
For such a hot bath is the only form of complete ablution.
"To Lhassa at Last" by Powell Millington
All is forgotten except the cool ablution of evening upon the separate leaves.
"London Impressions" by Alice Meynell
Throngs of bathing pilgrims, of both sexes, were gathered for their morning ablutions.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
Ablutions were performed here day and night.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
He went into another room to perform his ablutions, and Hepsy was left alone, her veins thrilling, her head dizzy, and all her nerves unstrung.
"Father Brighthopes" by John Townsend Trowbridge
Water was too scarce and precious to be wasted on personal ablutions.
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
The bather lies on a bench in the suffocating atmosphere, soaps himself, and ends his ablutions with ice-cold water.
"Russian Life To-day" by Right Rev. Herbert Bury
On the banks of this lake I saw the remains of a staircase, hewn in the rock, and used for the ceremonies of ablution.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
He next performed his ablutions in an amateurish and perfunctory fashion, scrupulously observing a well-defined waterline.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
After the rains, there was a sense of ablution in the air, and the sun-rays looked like pure gold.
"Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
Their rooms adjoined and they conversed through the doorway while engaged in ablutions.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
When Bill went up the ladder after his ablutions he began hunting about in the hay.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty
I expect you've been swilling out that drawer in the heat of your ablutions.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
They practised ablutions, vigils, penance by flagellation or pricking with aloe thorns.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Than-Sing then informed me that the Chinese never eat till they have performed their morning's ablution.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas" by Fanny Loviot
I should judge, from the appearance of their persons, that they ought to be termed, so far as ablutions go, a cleanly people.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
We lost no time in stripping and plunging in, when, after indulging in a thorough ablution, I ventured upon the shower experiment.
"The Secret of the Sands" by Harry Collingwood
The water of the Nile had afterwards the same virtue as that of the Ganges; other ceremonies were added to these ablutions.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The women were forced to perform their ablutions under the eyes of the sentinels.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary