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[lath -uh-ree] /ˈlæð ə ri/
consisting of, covered with, or capable of producing lather.
Origin of lathery
First recorded in 1795-1805; lather1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That gentleman called a lathery greeting from the bathroom where he was shaving.

    Battling the Clouds Captain Frank Cobb
  • Requiring an assistant at his lathery trade he applied to the penitentiary on Ile de Nou.

  • When they finally escaped, the two Sioux slid from the lathery pony, and looked searchingly into each other's eyes.

    White Otter Elmer Russell Gregor
  • At this Butsey White's lathery face suddenly appeared at the second-story window.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • Drake paused in his apportionment, and a sleigh came swiftly round the turn, the horse loping and lathery.

  • He looked all white and lathery in a moment, and he grinned in a funny way up at Cowboy Jack and Mr. Bunker.

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