• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asperges (R. C. Ch) The service or ceremony of sprinkling with holy water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n asperges In the Roman Catholic Church: An antiphon, taken from the Miserere, intoned by the celebrant and sung by the choir before the solemn mass on Sundays, during which the priest sprinkles with holy water the altar, clergy, and people. With some modifications, the same rite is practised in the Greek and Oriental churches.
    • n asperges The sprinkling performed by the priest during the antiphon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Asperges as-per′jes a short service introductory to the mass, so called from the words Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor (Ps. li.).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., Thou shalt sprinkle


In literature:

With a slow movement, he raised three times the asperges brush, and he purified him with a gentle rain.
"The Dream" by Emile Zola
Associated Words: asperges, aspergill, aspergillum, aspersorium, aspersoir, stoup, font, benitier, cruet, hyssop.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
This she uprooted, and was then led to a river and there asperged by the others.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
But the Asperges, you know.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
Asperges me hyssopo, et mundabor: lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
These are regarded as medicine bowls, and are supposed to have been used in ancient ceremonials where asperging was performed.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
From heathen days it was named Asperg, after the Aasen or Germanic gods, whose sacred mountain it was.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Wurttemberg, 10 m. N. of Stuttgart, is situated on a conical hill, 1100 ft. high, overlooking the town of Asperg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

There are distinct differences between a child with Asperger syndrome and a child with autistic disorder -- just ask any parent who has experienced this with his or her child.
It is a simple premise, one a Streetsville high school teacher came up with more than a decade ago after watching his son struggle with Asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder.
Asperger's dropped from revised diagnosis manual.
Asperger's classification changes, now incorporated as form of autism.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Sayreville High School bowler Eric Applegate (left), who has asperger's disorder, shares a laugh with teammate in 2010.
A young boy with Asperger's Syndrome who plays with LEGOs to improve his social skills had a dilemma.
Change for Asperger's designation to benefit patients.
A decision to include Asperger's disorder within the autism spectrum is concerning parents of children with the condition but an area doctor says the change should benefit patients.
Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome after a two-year career ended in disaster.
An American Psychiatric Association task force approved dropping Asperger syndrome from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 -- the DSM-5 -- this.
Asperger's is out, but binge eating and hoarding are in as official mental disorders in the latest version of the diagnostic bible published by the American Psychiatric Association, following a vote Saturday by that group's board.
Asperger's dropped from revised psychiatric diagnosis manual.
Autism and Asperger's combined, hoarding separated from OCD, and many other diagnoses updated with new science.
Eliminating terms including Asperger's disorder and dyslexia were among the most contentious proposed changes.
Instead, Aspergers and a few other disorders will be lumped together under.

In science:

There are 12 causes for the loss of facial expressions namely: Asperger syndrome, Autistic disorder, Bell's palsy, Depression, Depressive disorders, Facial paralysis, Facial weakness, Hepatolenticular degeneration, Major depressive disorder, Parkinson's disease, Scleroderma, and Wilson’s disease .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art