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salve
used in The Bluest Eye

3 uses
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Definition
a cream or liquid put onto skin to make it feel better or heal

or:

anything that eases pain or anxiety; or the act of doing such
  • Her hands are large and rough, and when she rubs the Vicks salve on my chest, I am rigid with pain.
    2 — Autumn (4% in)
  • Just when I think I will tip over into a scream, she scoops out a little of the salve on her forefinger and puts it in my mouth, telling me to swallow.
    2 — Autumn (4% in)
  • It coated my chest, along with the salve, and when the flannel came undone in my sleep, the clear, sharp curves of air outlined its presence on my throat.
    2 — Autumn (7% in)

There are no more uses of "salve" in The Bluest Eye.

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