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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.
embrocation (em-broh-KAY-shuhn) noun
1. A liquid medication rubbed on the skin.
2. The act of applying a lotion to the bruised part of the body.
[From Middle English, from Medieval Latin embrocare (to rub with lotion), from Greek embroche (lotion).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Those which had finished courses had their paws soaking; those yet to go were being rubbed with embrocation, giving the car park the air of an enormous dressing-room." Michael Moyniha; Give Me A Dog's Life Any Day; The Irish Examiner (Cork, Ireland); Feb 2, 2005
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill. -Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988)