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shaving cream

a preparation, as of soap and free fatty acid, that is lathered and applied to the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving.
Origin of shaving cream
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bottle of shaving-cream hit upon a stone and was smashed.

    The Peace Egg and Other tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • He examined them one after another, and stopped at some recently invented French shaving-cream.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins

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