What does the word ointment mean?

Usage examples for ointment

  1. When a certain woman came into the presence of Jesus, and anointed Him with an ointment very precious, He answered the selfish criticism of some of the disciples with the unqualified remark that " long as His Gospel should be preached, this that she had done would be told for a memorial of her." – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  2. It is like the precious ointment which ran down Aaron's beard. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  3. The sight of Jeffreys was to him like the dead fly in the apothecary's ointment. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed