• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wash-stand a piece of furniture for holding ewer, basin, and other requisites for washing a person
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wascan; Ice. vaska, Ger. waschen.


In literature:

Then I filled the basin on the wash-stand and bathed my eye.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
This was the door of a little cupboard under the wash stand.
"Rollo on the Atlantic" by Jacob Abbott
I don't believe we'll ever get a place at the wash-stands.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
She can stand on her dignity; an' wash money is as good as any other.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
Even when I was a little girl I used to stand on a chair to wipe the dishes while you washed them.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
A nice warm rug lay at the side of the bed, and a smaller one at the washing stand.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
A well-supplied wash-stand completed the furniture.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
I was alone in my bedroom, my head and eyes swimming; but I staggered to the washing-stand, and obtained some water.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
We have boxes put up on end for tables and wash-stands, and there is only one chair.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
Wash the nickel part of the sink (tap and stand) with soap.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Grace pulled Susy to the washing-stand, and Prudy thought she meant to lift her into it, and tried to help.
"Little Prudy" by Sophie May
She'll stand the washing.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
For her answer, Lydia took water from the wash-stand, and began to bathe the blood-smeared face, kneeling down by Capel's side.
"The Dark House" by Georg Manville Fenn
We had also a pantry and washing-stand.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Peter arose hastily from bed, and examined a pale and gaunt countenance in the small mirror above the wash-stand.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
I've left it on the wash-stand.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
Here then were my bed and wash-stand.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Now we will do the wash-stand.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
Wash and hull berries, sprinkle with sugar, cover and let stand two hours.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
I washed when I had to stand up on a stool to reach the washboard.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas

In poetry:

I shall behold the face
Of my forgiving God;
And stand complete in righteousness,
Washed in my Savior's blood.
"Psalm 17" by Isaac Watts
I wrote my name upon the sand,
And trusted it would stand for aye;
But, soon, alas! the refluent sea
Had washed my feeble lines away.
"Carving A Name" by Horatio Alger Jr
The drops still hang on leaf and thorn,
The downs stand up more green;
The sun comes out again in power
And the sky is washed and clean.
"The Storm" by Edward Shanks
Amongst thy saints will I appear
With frauds well washed in innocence;
But when I stand before thy bar,
The blood of Christ is my defence.
"Psalm 26" by Isaac Watts
And where the larkspur and the phlox
Spread carpets wheresoe'er she pass,
She seems to stand with sombre locks
Bound bleak with fog-washed zinnias.--
"A Dark Day" by Madison Julius Cawein
Earth's mightiest isle. She stands alone.
The wide seas wash around Her throne,
Crowned by the red sun as his own. This is the last of all the lands
Where Freedom’s fray-torn banner stands,
Not wrested yet from freemen’s hands.
"Australia" by George Essex Evans

In news:

For a first-time visitor, the best orientation is to take a late afternoon taxi ride up to La Popa, where a white-washed monastery stands atop the city's highest hill.
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand.
Cows stand in a pasture as a wildfire burns down a hillside behind Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012, near Cle Elum, Wash.
The dictionary stands firm on this while the shoals of American lips and computers wash to and fro.
One reporter loses more than one hat while standing in the water, a producer is washed over a beach fence by waves and others end up with sand and/or seafoam in their mouths.
Rachael Bouma and her son Henry, 6, stand outside of Lowell Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash.
In this Sept 23 file photo, masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia.
In addition to his usual external high rise window washing job, Maitland has been replacing broken rope on standing flag poles for two decades.
"I was in the window washing dishes getting ready to go to bed and all of a sudden I look out and see this black bear standing out in front of me," he said.
Lie facedown on top of a washing machine, with your feet flat on the floor (if you're short, try standing on a phone book).
SALISBURY, MD — Chad Hill, owner of University Car Wash, said he proudly displayed up-to-date pennant standings on the wash's sign .
The company's stand-alone wash system with liquid lock (SAWS) is designed for manufacturers that need to convert to lead-free soldering, but don't have washers that support the chemistry cleaning required for that process.
VANCOUVER, Wash Imagine waking up to find a complete stranger standing in your bedroom.