Definition of lather:
reproof, elbow grease, plaster, bawl out, chew out, pip, slash, spume, dismount, bath salts, thrash, thresh, jactitate, solid, rack up, dress down, bath oil, call on the carpet, huff, gash, rebuke, cement, calm, shell, head, remonstrate, thresh about, varnish, have words, whisk, lecture, chide, reprimand, break in, strap, cake, lambast, bridle, effort, lambaste, mop up, groom, flog, soapsuds, tile, bubble bath, beat, jaw, welt, sweat, board over, ice, wax, key pattern, turmoil, tizzy, call down, toss, rag, fuss, chew up, flutter, yeast, shower gel, paper, berate, fret, pother, worst, soap, lash, bar, cut down, dry, convulse, sudor, vanquish, tumult, worn spot, thrash about, perturbation, swelter, gallop, canter, take to task, whip, trounce, cane, bubbles, stew, exertion, scald, beat out, bareback, plate, twitter, perspiration, agitation, crush, swither, upset, equestrian, carpet, swivet, dither, fluster, blister, travail, suds, scold.
Noorna beheld the Dish of Pomegranate Grain; and it was on the floor, empty of the grain, and Baba Mustapha was by it alone making a lather, and he was twitching his mouth and his legs, and flinging about his arms, and Noorna heard him mutter wrathfully, 'O accursed flea!- "The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete", George Meredith.
- "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.
- "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.