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Imʹmolate (3 syl.)

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To sacrifice; literally, “put meal on one.” The reference is to the ancient custom of sprinkling meal and salt on the head of a victim to be offered in sacrifice. (Latin, in-molo.)

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“In the picture of the immolation of Isaac, or Abraham sacrificing his son, Isaac is described as a little boy.”—Brown.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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