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It was a heart-tearing thing to see her run to the point of lather and then keep on.

You get up to soothe them and find them in a lather of sweat and scared to a tremble.

When Emil alighted at the Shabatas' gate, his horse was in a lather.

The horse was not winded, but it trembled and reeked with sweat and lather.

He was borne up the seas; he slid down the seas in a lather of white foam.

There are times when the lather might have been fairly guaranteed to dry on the face.

Near-by him was Vanamee holding by the bridle an animal that was one lather of sweat.

This was so tremendous that the horse shook all over as if in an ague, and began to lather.

We may say that the soap used for making this lather is not M'Clinton's shaving soap.

Secondly, soap the back thoroughly with lather (see) at bedtime.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English lauþr "foam, washing soda," from Proto-Germanic *lauþran (cf. Old Norse lauðr "washing soap, foam"), from PIE *loutro- (cf. Gaulish lautron, Old Irish loathar "bathing tub," Greek louein "to bathe," Latin lavere "to wash"), which is from root *leu(e)- "to wash" + instrumentative suffix *-tro-. The modern noun might be a 16c. redevelopment from the verb. Meaning "violent perspiration" (especially of horses) is from 1650s. Meaning "state of agitation" (such as induces sweating) is from 1839.

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