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shaving soap

a special soap for lathering the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving, capable of producing a thick lather due to its high fat content and low alkalinity.
Origin of shaving soap
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You step into your neighbor's room and find him washing his stockings with shaving-soap.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • Now Lizarann knew perfectly well that the fish-shop was next door to where her daddy bought his shaving-soap.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • Pawed-over heaps of tooth-brushes and combs and packages of shaving-soap.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • Edwards had the sun-glass, shaving-soap and brush, and other things to correspond with mine.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung

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