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lavabo

In monasteries of the Middle Ages, a large stone basin from which the water flowed through a number of small orifices around the edges, for the convenient performance of ablutions before religious exercises or meals.
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That would be like calling the lavabo bowl the finger bowl, which we do not do, even though it looks just like the kind provided at fancy restaurants, lacking only the floating lemon slice.
El labrum o lavabo romano se caracteriza por su perfil exterior hemiesferico mas o menos curvilineo y su fondo interior plano, a fin de facilitar la acumulacion de agua en el recipiente.
Just inside the vestibule, a lavabo for the washing of hands before prayer's suffered drought.
<<Esa noche, en mi cuarto alquilado, mientras dejaba el agua caliente del lavabo templara mi lata de judias con chorizo, abri "A Book of Prefaces" y comence a leer.
The ruins include a rare 'lavabo' - a tiered washing fountain.