Part of speech:

To wash; bathe.

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Usage examples "lave":

  1. Listen to him, as he sincerely sings this passion for the pilgrimage- or the modern phase of it- innocent vagabond roving: Give to me the life I love, Let the lave go by me; Give the jolly heaven above, And the by- way nigh me: Bed in the bush, with stars to see; Bread I dip in the river- Here's the life for a man like me, Here's the life for ever. - "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial", Alexander H. Japp.
  2. You'd better lave before my man comes home from his work, or he'll give you lave of absence wid a kick. - "Phil the Fiddler", Horatio Alger, Jr..
  3. Weel, I'll no even say thank ye; I'll be awin' ye that as weel's the lave. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.