It receives the holy ointment (si pov) from without, till 1860 from Antioch and subsequently from Constantinople, but this is a matter of courtesy and not of right.
Sometimes the patient is put to bed and the circulation is encouraged, especially on the surface of the body, by the use of hot spirits and water, or opium and ipecacuanha, while the outside of the nose is protected to a certain extent from loss of heat, and consequent irritation, by smearing it with a tallow candle or rubbing some ointment over the skin.
Sclater, these when used as blankets are said to be beneficial in cases of rheumatism; an ointment prepared from the fat of the animal being employed for the same purpose.
To get at the female and the ova prolonged soaking in soap and water is necessary, the epiderm being rubbed away and the ointment then applied.
In the same way, washing the skin with spirit would tend to harden the epidermis and thus prevent the entrance of microbes; and the application of an ointment to an abrasion would have a similar action.
He Himself spoke mysteriously of His burial, when a woman poured a vase of costly ointment upon His head.
Oindre, to anoint), the act of pouring, or rubbing oil, ointment or salve over or on to a person or object.
There the vow was generally one of war or revenge, and, till it was accomplished, the man who vowed left his hair unshorn and unkempt, and abstained from wine, women, ointment and perfume.
Powdered, it has little effect upon the skin, but in ointment or used by fumigation it has local therapeutic properties.
The official preparation is an ointment which contains one part of the alkaloid in fifty.