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shaving cream

a preparation, as of soap and free fatty acid, that is lathered and applied to the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving.
Origin of shaving cream
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He rubbed the shaving cream into his bristly iron-gray hair, until his arms ached.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Got to have a conference with the men who are dickering with me about manufacturing my shaving cream.

  • First we get everything ready—razor, brush, shaving cream, hot water.

    The Knack of Managing

    Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
  • As a result of an orderly childhood, he replaced the wooden trap and kicked the shaving cream jar against a garbage can.

    Deadly City Paul W. Fairman
  • He stopped in the drugstore and filled his pockets with soap, a razor, shaving cream and face lotion.

    Deadly City Paul W. Fairman
  • The cigar store had a counter display of a bargain buy of razor blades combined with some unknown brand of shaving cream.

  • Picking up a knapsack from the stone floor, he began to take out toilet articles—a razor, a mirror and shaving cream.

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