Definition of Asperging

1. asperge [v] - See also: asperge

Lexicographical Neighbors of Asperging

aspergillosis precipitin
aspergillus antigen skin test
aspergillus flavus
aspergillus fumigatus
aspergillus nidulans
aspergillus niger
aspergillus nuclease s1
aspergillus ochraceus
aspergillus oryzae
asperging (current term)

Literary usage of Asperging

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Journal of American Ethnology and Archæology by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1892)
"Ha-ha-we continued asperging while the meal was being thrown on the sand picture. The songs then ceased, and Wi-ki sent Ka-tci to bring him a light. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... of those ordained by Scottish and British bishops, "qui in Pascha et tonsura catholic! non sunt", and the asperging of churches consecrated by ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1913)
"... Cometh with strength of solemn Whose soul is white, his fear of thee Our souls from a11 the dr°ss of mortal thing; asperging with the dew of holy tears ..."

4. The Bookman (1897)
"... and asperging all of us with his diluted slops of Socialism. For everything will go on precisely as before ; and all that he will have accomplished will ..."

5. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1903)
"For the last dance, all the women rub some meal into their faces, and when the chief priest has finished asperging them on the plaza, he pours the water ..."

6. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: Now First by Agnes Strickland (1854)
"... went to St. Cloud to perform the customary ceremonial of asperging the body of Henrietta of England, duchess of Orleans, I paid a visit to her daughter, ..."

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