Tuesday, 29 April 2014



1. a cleaning or emulsifying agent made by reacting animal or vegetable fats or oils with potassium or sodium hydroxide. Soaps often contain colouring matter and perfume and act by emulsifying grease and lowering the surface tension of water, so that it more readily penetrates open materials such as textiles
2. any metallic salt of a fatty acid, such as palmitic or stearic acid
3. (slang) flattery or persuasive talk
4. (informal) short for soap opera
5. (US & Canadian, slang) money, especially for bribery
6. (trans.) to apply soap to
7. (trans.) often followed by “up” (slang)
a. to flatter or talk persuasively to
b. (US & Canadian) to bribe

A sea of colours
For a tidal wave of scents
Allergy to soap

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