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delousing

[dēlou′sing]
Etymology: L, de, from; AS, lus
ridding a person or object of an infestation of lice.

delousing

(de-lows'ing) [L. de, from, + AS. lus, louse]
Ridding the body of lice.
See: louse
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Is it because they themselves knew that such large deliveries could not possibly be going there for the purpose of delousing clothing or for the purpose of disinfecting buildings?
Although she is a whore for the French army, although Roberto once observes an older woman delousing her hair, Francesca remains for him the vision of perfect loveliness.
DDT was first used during World War II, as a delousing agent.
By now, everyone knows that the rest of the day will be spent hauling water, scouring bodies, scrubbing clothing and delousing hair.
And when directed inward, they unchain the visceral images of a naked body on the delousing room floor, scrubbed red and raw: "I'm gonna f**k it up again/I'm gonna do another detour/Unpave my path" ("A Mistake").
These parasitic bugs, however, are not equally vulnerable to some modern delousing shampoos.
Witnessing the cleaning and delousing process--the dusting of emaciated naked bodies with DDT--feels equally transgressive--one is privy to events and scenes that challenge what is socially deemed appropriate to be seen.
Unlike the Baruya, one often sees Ankave couples who appear relaxed and show signs of complicity and affection:(5) they can be seen delousing each other in public, touching, discussing the purchase of a piglet or sharing the latest village gossip.
On your 1-hour guided tour of the building, you'll get a feel for prison life--from admission in irons and delousing, to head counts five times daily.
Interventions delousing calendar will always start from Piazza Bottazzi and can not begin without the written consent of at least one unit of the industry environment that will certify the equipment of DPI, products, personnel and equipment necessary for the proper implementation of the service contracted.
Finally, as we were spilling into the Rhineland, we began to feel like we were winning the war again as certain amenities of GI life returned: delousing, shower units, dry socks.
So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.