One might fancy it A noble bird, that laves its graceful form, And bathes its rosy bosom in the light.
The left bank, That Rhone, when he hath mix'd with Sorga, laves.
"Withero sometimes talks like a ha'penny book wi' no laves in it," she said.
Whin a man gets to be my age, he laves th' shoutin' f'r th' youth iv th' land, onless he has a pol-itical job.
Luk now, how the laves is all spread out like wan wid spazzums.
One of the many charms of Dey is the proximity of the sea, which laves the foot of its valley.
No, Jamie, he laves that t' the craithers who give 'im a livin'.
The trade-wind, too, came rushing by us fresh from that sea of commerce which laves the shores of two worlds.
To use his words, "They fall aff the shanty roof loike the laves aff the tthrees!"
It stands on a rocky eminence, forty feet in perpendicular height, and overhanging the river, which laves its base.
c.1200, from Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing (cf. Dutch laven, German laben) of Latin lavare "to wash," or its Old French descendant, laver. Latin lavare is from PIE *leu(e)- "to wash" (cf. Latin luere "to wash," Greek louein "to wash, bathe," Old Irish loathar "basin," Breton laouer "trough," Old English leaþor "lather").