Wash-cloth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wash-cloth a piece of cloth used in washing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wascan; Ice. vaska, Ger. waschen.

Usage

In literature:

They appeared on any clothing that was light enough of hue; coloured crosses that no washing or treatment could remove.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
Dirty walls, ceilings, and floors give the air a musty, close, smell; so do dirty clothes, muddy boots, cooking, and washing.
"New National Fourth Reader" by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
They also washed out all their clothing, including their serapes, and let the garments dry in the sun.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Or perhaps she had to wash and iron clothes for Amelia's wear next day.
"The Brownies and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
It wholly ruined all the clothing which could not be washed.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 3, March, 1889" by Various
We must wash out those stains up stairs, and burn the cloth.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
I shall enter into his presence, washed in his blood, clothed in his righteousness, and my sanctification perfected.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
Who would wash our clothes?
"Crayon and Character: Truth Made Clear Through Eye and Ear" by B.J. Griswold
One day the Khoja went with his wife to wash clothes at the head of a spring.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Beyond one of the villages graced with the shrine of a forgotten saint, I chanced upon a poor Moorish woman washing clothes at the edge of a pool.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
A wash and change of clothes, in which we were now able to indulge, were much-appreciated luxuries.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
When he wakened he washed, ate, changed his clothes and went for a walk along the cliffs to stretch his legs.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
In tenements, where there is no yard for the family washing, clothes often appear flapping in mid-air.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
In the afternoon a white woman was killed by a shell as she was washing clothes in the river.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
After supper Cora Belle and I washed the dishes while Mrs. O'Shaughnessy laid out the little clothes.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Clothes which have been carefully washed and rinsed need but little bluing.
"The Complete Home" by Various
Clean be thy clothes, Thy head be washed, bathe in water!
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
This paddle served also to beat the clothes upon the stones, when the washing was done in the river, in warm weather.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Women like them when they are carefully washed and clothed.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
Yer clothes was just stiff with it; but I washed most of it out.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

Cloth vs with holy garmentes White,
and golden Girdles giue:
Vs Sacrificers, wash thou cleane,
that we may euer lyue.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
The old Queen's gone and I am here,
To eat my tripe and drink my beer,
Athinkin' as I wash my clothes:
We must have monarchs, I suppose . . .
Well, well,—'Taint no skin off my nose!
"Washerwife" by Robert W Service
Veronica is nothing loth
To wipe His poor face with her cloth.
His Mother's by Him and St. John,
With many a starry legion;
Magdalen's hair is round His feet,
Her tears wash off the blood and sweat.
"The Deserted" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

No more washing clothes by hand.
Every Monday, they washed the clothes in a wringer washer in the basement.
Sure, the primary role of the laundry is to allow customers to wash and dry their clothes.
Wash clothes by hand whenever possible.
LDS missionaries write letters home and wash their clothes at the Mormon Missionary Training Center in Provo in 2008.
Wash Clothes in Cold Water.
Haitians wash clothes in a stream on Jan 8, 2011.
Imagine that—men washing and folding their family's clothes.
It is recommended that you do not wash clothing during this time.
Wash and iron clothing, polish silver, remove visible stains, vacuum a used couch, and so on.
Madhouse has some clothing that is REALLY taking the 'Heat' for putting some sexiest comments on the wash tags.
A no-spin guide to washing clothes, car-seat covers, and nearly everything in between.
Whether you need to wash your clothes, your car, or even your pet, it's all here at your clean, friendly, and attended local laundry.
As we all know, sometimes just washing your clothes doesn't always remove those awful sweat stains.
Transient arrested while washing his clothes at Frances Bean Cobain's house.
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