mud baths

mud baths

warm mud applied on skin supposedly to retain fresh, young complexion (1940s). [Am. Hist.: Griffith, 198]
See: Fads
References in classic literature ?
His skin was red and rough, as if from perpetual sunburn; he often went away to hot springs to take mud baths. He was notoriously dissolute with women.
There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
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KEEPERS at Dublin Zoo are treating the animals to ice lollies and mud baths to help them cope with the soaring temperatures.
STUNNING COVES, BLUE LAGOONS AND MUD BATHS Surrounded by charming coves that are nestled in between cliff-bound bays, this region is ideal for those who enjoy tranquil settings.
Work on a new 'Desso playmaster' surface has since got underway , and hopes are high that the mud baths of recent years will now be a thing of the past.
If Coun Bride started at the corner of Old Croft Lane and Shard End Crescent, and walked DOWN the Crescent, she would see grass verges like mud baths, as far as the corner of Timberley Lane and Shard End Crescent.
With today's emerging trends mud baths are often recommended to help reduce stress and leave us feel rejuvenated at the end of the session.
There is also the impact of the number of lorries which will be using our main and minor road routes which at certain times of the year will more than likely resemble mud baths (re Lindley).
Offering adventure tours, botanical gardens, butterfly gardens, spa treatments, luxury cabanas, natural hot springs, mud baths and saunas - these are just some of a long list of features Blue River Resort & Hot Springs offers which results in taking the hassle, stress and excessive planning out of family vacations.
A lot of the giant-killings happened on pitches that were either mud baths or made slippery by frost.