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
If thou wouldst, nightly, leave the pole,
To enjoy a regular ablution
In the North Sea, or Symmes's hole,
Our 'Patriarchal Institution,'
From which thou findest many a ransom,
Would, doubtless, give thee something handsome.
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
'Tis proposed that we shall lug a
Myriad pipes to Mugga Mugga -
Water-pipes to get the wetness to the city's thirsty crowd
Water to ablute and bathe in?
Nay! The language will be scathin'
When the Mugga mugs discover: "NOTICE - BATHING NOT ALLOWED."
"Mugga Mugga" by C J Dennis