[ US /ˈæmfɝə/ ]
[ UK /ˈæmfɔːɹɐ/ ]
  1. an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck; used to hold oil or wine
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  • In common with other camphoraceous and strongly aromatic herbs, by reason of its volatile oil and its terebinthine properties, the Scandix, or Sweet Chervil, was entitled to make one of the choice spices used for composing the holy oil with which the sacred vessels of the Tabernacle were anointed by Moses. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • I had a bit of camphorated bear grease in my saddlebag, but I was sure he wouldn't let me anoint him in public. The Fiery Cross
  • The sea around this area is littered with amphorae, which ancient mariners cast overboard as offerings to the gods.
  • If the syntactical principles that inform its decoration are linked to those seen on cups and amphoras, does that imply that it functioned in similar ways and also was used in similar contexts?
  • The ineffable name, the tetragrammaton, the shem hamphorash, -- for it is known by all these appellations, -- consists of four letters, _yod, heh, vau_, and _heh_, forming the word הוהי. The Symbolism of Freemasonry
  • This aspect of diving was born out by numerous articles describing how in the Mediterranean Greek and Carthaginian amphorae together with other artefacts were often discovered and brought to the surface.
  • Roman luxury goods such as fine ceramic tableware, metalwork, and the amphorae containing wine, olive oil, and other foodstuffs from the Mediterranean, continued to be brought into Britain.
  • Alongside recognizable amphorae, kraters and jars, we find some idiosyncratic and adventurous objects. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Ad extinguendum coitum, ungantur membra genitalia, et renes et pecten aqua in qua opium Thebaicum sit dissolutum; libidini maxime contraria camphora est, et coriandrum siccum frangit coitum, et erectionem virgae impedit; idem efficit synapium ebibitum. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Two of the most beautiful of these are the white convolvulus, San Graal of the hedges, and the dwale – that lurid amphora where the death's-head moth, with its weird form and wings of enchanted purples, drinks under the white light of the moon and, if it is touched, cries out like a witch in a weak, strident voice. The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing
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