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Rinse   /rɪns/   Listen

A liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint.
The removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing.  Synonym: rinsing.
The act of giving a light tint to the hair.
Washing lightly without soap.

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"Rinse" Quotes from Famous Books

... bay in the Isle St. Francis, which I call Petrel Bay, affords excellent shelter for two or three ships; but no fresh water, not even to rinse our mouths, could be found at this time; and a few scattered bushes were the nearest approach to wood upon the island. Petrels, penguins, and a few hair seals may be procured, and probably some geese in ...
— A Voyage to Terra Australis • Matthew Flinders

... nothing left, and many of the inflated and distended old farmers could begin again and repeat 'another of the same' with ease. Each person has his own lotah, a brass drinking vessel, and when all have eaten they again wash their hands, rinse out their mouths, ...
— Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier - Twelve Years Sporting Reminiscences of an Indigo Planter • James Inglis

... you say!" retorted Lars. "You go home and rinse your mouth with a mixture or something, and see if you can ...
— Wanderers • Knut Hamsun

... to the brook above the marsh to rinse the mud from his nether man before facing his mother, and was just wringing himself out when Ben came up, breathless but good-natured, for he felt that he had made an excellent bargain ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11 • Various

... soap dissolved in a quart of water may be used to destroy plant-lice. Common soap-suds may also be used for this purpose, but care should be taken to rinse the plants in clean water after using ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study • Ontario Ministry of Education

... a-takin' out of a pocket-pistol that I generally travelled with, 'I think I'll take a drop of grog;' and arter helpin' myself, I gives the silver cover of the flask a dip in the brook, (for a clean rinse is better than a dirty wipe, any time), and sais I, 'Will you have a little of the "outpourin' of the spirit?" ...
— The Attache - or, Sam Slick in England, Complete • Thomas Chandler Haliburton

... the house. In establishments of this kind, the cook will, after having lighted her kitchen fire, carefully brushed the range, and cleaned the hearth, proceed to prepare for breakfast. She will thoroughly rinse the kettle, and, filling it with fresh water, will put it on the fire to boil. She will then go to the breakfast-room, or parlour, and there make all things ready for the breakfast of the family. Her attention will next be directed to the hall, which she will sweep and wipe; the ...
— The Book of Household Management • Mrs. Isabella Beeton

... contemplate the setting sun: there let us listen to the warbling of the birds, and the cooing of the wood-pigeon. We will gather flowers from the burying-place at Matawto, and partake of refreshments prepared for us at Lico O'n[)e]: we will then bathe in the sea, and rinse ourselves in the Vaoo A'ca; we will anoint our skins in the sun with sweet-scented oil, and will plait in wreaths the flowers gathered at Matawto.' And now as we stand motionless on the eminence over Anoo Manoo, the whistling of the wind among the ...
— The Works of Lord Byron - Poetry, Volume V. • Lord Byron

... finger-bowl standing in front of Geoffrey, which he had imagined might be a spittoon. He was directed to rinse his cup in this vessel, and to hand it to the old gentleman. Mr. Fujinami Gennosuke received it in both hands as if it had been a sacrament. The attendant geisha poured out a little of the greenish liquid, which ...
— Kimono • John Paris

... Mrs. Quincy, "if it ain't Mrs. Lenox! Come right in. I'm just washin' out my under-flannels and my stockin's. I can't bear the slovenly ways of servants, and it's only myself as can do 'em to suit myself. There, Sarah, you take the things away, and I'll let you rinse 'em out this once. And mind you do it good. Be sure to use four rinsin's. And soft water, mind. And hand me a towel to wipe off my hands. It's real good of you to come and see a forlorn old woman, that I know can't be much pleasure to you, Mrs. Lenox. There ...
— Jewel Weed • Alice Ames Winter

... month," said Edward, "I give him a bath in lukewarm water and with Castile soap. I rinse the soap off with clear water, rub him dry, and let him have a good scamper in the fields. I comb and brush him thoroughly every day. That makes his coat clean and glossy. Once when he had fleas I washed him with carbolic soap, and then took him in swimming. ...
— Friends and Helpers • Sarah J. Eddy

... sugar; three-fourths cup vinegar. Rinse the mint in cold water; chop very fine; dissolve the sugar in the vinegar; add the mint; let it stand for one hour to infuse before using. If the same is wanted hot, heat the vinegar and stir in the ...
— Stevenson Memorial Cook Book • Various

Words linked to "Rinse" :   rinse off, wash off, removal, rinsing, wash, hair dye, elute, wash out, purge, launder, flush, washing, process, serve, swear out, gargle, hair coloring, wash away, scour, lave, lavation, remotion

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