Let it stand thus two or three days in wood, laving it thrice a day, a pretty while each time.
They had sacked Urumtsi, and were laving close siege to Manas.
In a few minutes he was aboard the ferry, and the cooler air that sweeps the Hudson was laving him.
He had come on foot, and fancied that we were laving out Fleete.
Oh, Kathleen, I can't be laving the children at all, at all.
More than anything else he loved to swim in the laving waters of Byrons Pool, at night or in the magic half-light of dawn.
Leaning on Lebanon, and laving her beautiful feet in the sea, the superb slave he burned to possess, still dreams in the sun.
The shock of the cold, and the sense of the running current laving his limbs, restored him in a measure to himself.
Then they would renew their exertions to assuage the fever, and cool the brain by laving it with water.
Reaching over the side-rail, I filled the vessel with water for the purpose of laving my hands and face.
c.1200, from Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing (cf. Dutch laven, German laben) of Latin lavare "to wash," or its Old French descendant, laver. Latin lavare is from PIE *leu(e)- "to wash" (cf. Latin luere "to wash," Greek louein "to wash, bathe," Old Irish loathar "basin," Breton laouer "trough," Old English leaþor "lather").