salving

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj salving having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salving healing, restoration
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sealf; Ger. salbe, Dut. zalf.

Usage

In literature:

De Grammont was left behind to salve what he could from the wreck.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
That mercifulness wipes out and washes away infirmity and weakness as salves and remedies to heal sores and grievous diseases.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
We can compress and segregate those infectious blots, but until you can show us the open sore we can't put on the salve.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
It is folly to suppose any salve, liniment or medicine can possibly cure rupture.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
His purchase of salve was large.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
The up to date histories of Nippon sigh over and salve these matters.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
A little salve made out of the ashes will heal a wound.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
And compensation, the salve to the sore, makes the great man deaf to the noise and immune to the attacks of the knockers.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
Some salving was done round about Moeuvres.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
The demand for that material exceeded the supply, and it was necessary to salve old German stores.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
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In poetry:

Like tyrant, cruel wounds she gives,
Like surgeon, salve she lends;
But salve and sore have equal force,
For death is both their ends.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
Thy sin unto the clergyman confess,
And he will give thee salves that seldom fail,
Such as most likely will ensure success,
According to the nature of thy ail.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
'Twill give thee bread, to sate thy soul —
'Twill give thee milk, to feed the poor —
'Twill give thee wine, to fill thy bowl —
'Twill give a salve for ev'ry sore —
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
But if we come not soon to Christ, our King,
To seek a cure against the serpent's sting:
No other leach a proper salve can give —
None, but the Son of God can make us live.
"Christ Typify'd" by Rees Prichard
Lord-es were to meat iset
In that abb-ot-es hall,
The knight went forth and kneel-ed down,
And salved them great and small.
"Do gladly, sir abb-ot," said the knight,
"I am come to hold my day."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
From Christ, each has receiv'd his mortal wound,
Though in them still some signs of life are found;
Yet all the salves, in all the world, can't cure
Their heart-felt anguish, or their lives assure.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Summers in Helsinki are the perfect salve for the country's somber winters.
To those fans, worry not: There's a temporary salve.
Over the past four years, Mark Giese worked at Il Sole, Salve.
Van Sickle's rushing mark a salve for Capital's stinging loss to Lynden .
Declare it an ecological salve.
Vivendi May Be Out of Pocket on EMI by Salving EU.
Van Sickle's rushing mark a salve for Capital's stinging loss to Lynden.
Van Sickle's rushing mark a salve for stinging loss.
Win temporary salve for Kevin Harvick, Richard Childress.
Win temporary salve for Harvick, Childress.
Salve for a Soldier.
Interim president's nostalgia hardly a salve .
Look out Tiger Balm, here comes snake oil salve .
From ocean salt cleansers to seaweed salves, companies dive into natural beauty cures.
Buried off the waters of Africa's southernmost coast is the slave ship Meermin, whose fatal voyage tells a lost chapter in the history of the salve trade and one of South Africa's first freedom fighters: Massavana.
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