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  • n  the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels

  • A man performs ablution before Friday prayers on the second day of the month.
  • When a rival firm called and vowed to match any offer, the candidate said: "I'd like a prayer room and ablution facilities."
  • Lifting folded palms to the rising sun, silver-haired Veer Bhadra Mishra steps into the Ganges to begin his ritual morning ablution.
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  • Vanishing point
    DANCE Sitting at her large desk overlooking the intersection of Mission and 24th Street, Krissy Keefer speaks eloquently and movingly about the genesis of Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope and Despair , the latest work for her 10-woman Dance Brigade Company.
    Jan. 22, 2014 - San Francisco Bay Guardian

  • Michael Campbell in ABC Online
    We must also acknowledge that there are only limited ablution facilities in the mine and we would normally not cater to 500 people on an extended basis like this,Mr Campbell said.
  • Amanda Vanstone in Sydney Morning Herald
    They worry the desalinated water they must drink is causing severe kidney problems and complain of diarrhoea, but Senator Vanstone said: "Drinking water is plentiful and available around the clock. Brackish water is used for ablution facilities and...

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