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shaving soap

a special soap for lathering the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving, capable of producing a thick lather due to its high fat content and low alkalinity.
Origin of shaving soap
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I will anoint him with my shaving soap and duck him in the bath he meant for me.

    With Rimington L. March Phillipps
  • Tried some of my shaving soap this morning, so his sister says.

  • We may say that the soap used for making this lather is not M'Clinton's shaving soap.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Some use the sticks of shaving soap and make the lather on the face.

    Shaving Made Easy Anonymous
  • Sometimes they used the top of the shaving soap box for this.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • shaving soap is made in the form of a stick, and a tablet for use in the shaving mug.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • For a shaving soap: Comfort for your face, economy for your purse.

    Business English Rose Buhlig
  • It isn't like our pastry that tastes like sawdust covered with shaving soap.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • It has a beautiful pearly appearance, and has met with extensive demand as a shaving soap.

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • It took me an hour to get the taste of shaving soap out of my mouth.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer

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