moisten


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to make moist

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make moist

moisten with fine drops

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Well, then, with all respect to you, sir, it seems to me that this is the very time to moisten it.
Firstly, I would have a sweet brown pie of tender larks; mark ye, not dry cooked, but with a good sop of gravy to moisten it withal.
It was the simplest thing in the world for him to take a wax impression from the seal, to moisten it in as much blood as he could get from a pin-prick, and to put the mark upon the wall during the night, either with his own hand or with that of his housekeeper.
I think, if you will allow me, Trent, I will just moisten my lips
Taking a last whiff of his cigarette he threw it down, stepped on it, and letting the smoke escape through his moustache and looking askance at the horse that was coming up, began to tuck in his sheepskin collar on both sides of his ruddy face, clean-shaven except for the moustache, so that his breath should not moisten the collar.
They had been gone nearly an hour when the doctor sent me into the next room to moisten and knead up some plaster of Paris.
I wait a little, to enjoy the full luxury of hearing him say those words--to revel in the love and the gratitude that moisten his dear eyes as they look at me.
A common practice is, to bind an orange-leaf or a bit of black plaster to each temple: and a still more general plan is, to split a bean into halves, moisten them, and place one on each temple, where they will easily adhere.
Our lips were dry and cracked, nor could we longer moisten them with our tongues.
I only said you were a couple of geese," Will Dobbin said, perceiving Miss Ann's pink eyes were beginning to moisten as usual.
Do it, please, by my receipt," said the princess; "put some paper over the jam, and moisten it with a little rum, and without even ice, it will never go mildewy.
He had told her to moisten the lips with the tip of the tongue and assume a pleasant smile, with the result that she seemed to glare.
He had invented, he informed us, a new mixture to moisten paint with, which he described as a "vehicle.
If you can moisten its lips with the milk, Miss Halcombe, I will wash the clotted hair from the wound.
Even the matter immediately in hand was of very little moment as requiring personal appearance on the Secretary's part, for it amounted to no more than this:--The death of Hexam rendering the sweat of the honest man's brow unprofitable, the honest man had shufflingly decided to moisten his brow for nothing, with that severe exertion which is known in legal circles as swearing your way through a stone wall.