His (Stephen’s) mind was not exactly what you would call wandering but a bit unsteady and on his expressed desire for some beverage to drink Mr Bloom, in view of the hou, it was and there being no pump of Vartry water available for their ablutions,let alone drinking purposes, hit upon an expedient by suggesting, off the reel, the propriety of the cabman’s shelter, as it was called, hardly a stonesthrow away near Butt bridge where they might hit upon some drinkables in the shape of a…
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"Home for nineteen hours and you’ve already indulged your predilection for ablutionary excesses, hah!
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
He told people the correct way to do their ablutions for prayers—which body part to wash first.