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early bath


a premature departure from an athletic field, esp. due to injury or dismissal by officials; also called early shower

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from being sent to the showers or locker room

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  • She rose with the first morning bugle, and after her early bath, while Aunt Caroline dozed, dressed quickly.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • Then, one morning after the early bath in a hole cut in the ice, old Red Crane took Sinopah out to hunt with the real arrows.

    Sinopah the Indian Boy James Willard Schultz
  • Further, every member of the caste proficient in astrology daily offers, after an early bath, his prayers to the seven planets.

  • We were prevented during p. 41the whole day from making him take his early bath.

    Pascal John Tulloch
  • While I was taking my early bath, Lilly came to the bath-house and told me through the weather-boarding of another battle.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary Sarah Margan Dawson

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