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2008-09-20 12:00:14

By TNN Make-up has come a long way since the times when harmful ingredients like white lead and mercury were a common feature which resulted in obvious side effects. But its function, through the ages, has stayed more or less the same, to mainly highlight a prominent feature and camouflage a flaw.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.