• WordNet 3.6
    • n cleanliness diligence in keeping clean
    • n cleanliness the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cleanliness klĕn"lĭ*nĕs State of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress. "Cleanliness from head to heel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cleanliness The state or character of being cleanly; freedom from dirt, filth, or any foul matter; the disposition to keep clean, or the habit of keeping so.
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  • John Wesley
    “Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.”
  • Steven J. Ross
    Steven J. Ross
    “Quality, service, cleanliness, and value.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Cleanly


In literature:

Absolute cleanliness is essential, if the house is to be kept free from pests.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
It has also the piety of cleanliness.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Cleanliness in handling makes the milk keep longer.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Both cleanliness of the body and cleanliness of the mouth are exceedingly necessary in sickness.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
In choosing an occupation, cleanliness, pure air, sunlight, and freedom from corroding dust and poisonous gases are of the greatest importance.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Knowledge, disinfection, absolute cleanliness, education, and inspection are the essential steps.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Strict attention to cleanliness, however, is imperative.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Strict cleanliness of person and underwear should be observed.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The love of personal cleanliness is, probably, the root and beginning of much that is aesthetic among the lower animals.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
In respect of cleanliness, his hut differed from the huts of all other men of his tribe.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
Importance of Cleanliness not realized, without a Knowledge of the Nature of the Skin.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The hygiene of menstruation can be expressed in two words: cleanliness and rest.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
It was hardly possible with such assistance to maintain that perfect cleanliness so indispensable for a hospital.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
The practise of cleanliness is enjoined all the time, along with these exercises.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
A record of flue temperatures is serviceable in checking stack losses and, in general, the cleanliness of the boiler.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
The people with whom personal cleanliness is a habit find dirt, grime, and sweat revolting.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
Pure air and cleanliness of groin and wound are to be obtained.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The first point which marks the gentleman or lady in appearance is rigid cleanliness.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Ordinary displacements may be recovered from by cleanliness of the parts and by exercises which strengthen the muscles in the pelvic region.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Honour, truthfulness, and cleanliness are obvious examples.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana

In poetry:

All-endearing cleanliness,
Virtue next to godliness,
Easiest, cheapest, needfull'st duty,
To the body health and beauty,
Who that's human would refuse it,
When a little water does it?
"Cleanliness" by Charles Lamb

In news:

"Cleanliness is one key to avoiding cat urinary tract problems," says veterinarian Melissa Brookshire.
Sato's results, field's cleanliness impressing Rahal of late (LAT photo).
Surface cleanliness is ESSENTIAL to coating performance.
There's a great new bottle you might want to consider if you worry about cleanliness.
Griffin Wheel, Keokuk, IA, a manufacturer of railroad wheels, had been struggling with corrosion and cleanliness in its hot wheel-grinding application.
Check up on the kitchen cleanliness of any eatery in Tennessee here.
Cleanliness is next to craziness .
Among more than 180 other nations, the US ranks in the top 15 percent of government cleanliness, according to the 2011 Corruption Perception survey.
You can order a free kit to help you test the cleanliness of the water.
School may soon be in session for Prince George 's County businesses as proposed legislation would require them to receive and display their grade on health and cleanliness standards.
East Nor medians Sparkle with their cleanliness Locals cooperate.
The second is to directly inspect instruments for cleanliness.
"Security and cleanliness are absolute rules at Kellogg 's", said John Rafferty, Director of Marketing and technical support.
One of the more interesting news tidbits this week was the story about a Georgia faction of the Ku Klux Klan and its plight to become stewards of highway cleanliness.
Survey finds that restroom cleanliness leads to quick-service restaurant success.

In science:

Copper cleanliness studies have shown that the CuSO4 in the bath is the source of Th in the produced copper parts.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
As a further check on the cleanliness of the background estimate, when possible we select the background region to overlap partially with, or be adjacent to, 12CO and 13CO map areas that are free from molecular line emission.
Spitzer and HHT observations of starless cores: masses and environments
We can show that the terms for m ≤ 1 2 n are now negligible, because the cleanliness probability pm is bounded below by the probability that a multigraph with m edges has excess 0.
The birth of the giant component
Here, note that the mass resolution adopted for the quark systems is significantly better than in the LHC case, due to the cleanliness of the e+e− environment and the expected performance of the LC detectors in jet momentum and angle reconstruction .
Double Higgs production at TeV Colliders in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
The vacuum integrity of the MBE growth chamber and the cleanliness and purity of the source materials and the GaAs substrate are therefore of paramount importance for the fabrication of state-of-the-art 2DESs.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
The remarkable cleanliness of the binary pulsar permitted precise measurements of gravitational phenomena in a strong-field context.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
These isotopes must be kept under control by maintaining very high standards of cleanliness.
Neutrino Experiments
The reason for choosing this specific exam ple lies in the wonderful property of quantum nanomagnets to combine mesoscopic size and fascinating physics, with the cleanliness and reproducibility of a product of synthetic chemistry.
Quantum nanomagnets and nuclear spins: an overview
Experimental conditions at the ILC provide an ideal environment for the precision study of particle production and decay, and offer the unparalleled cleanliness and well-defined initial conditions conducive to recognizing new phenomena.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Most SiD systems can record backgrounds from a single bunch crossing accompanying a physics event, maximizing event cleanliness.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Discovering topics that correlate with ratable aspects, such as cleanliness and location for hotels, is much more problematic with LDA or PLSA methods.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
Furthermore, we ensured that all reviews in our set had ratings for each of 6 aspects: check-in, service, value, location, rooms, and cleanliness.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
This is where exact numerical methods, and in practice these are quite often Monte Carlo simulations, come in: because of the cleanliness and control over optical lattice systems, their complete Hamiltonians can be simulated in cases where there is no sign problem, such as bosonic cold gases.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
This section ends with a classification of K- and B-decays from the point of view of theoretical cleanliness.
Theoretical review of K physics
N is the number of reconstructed Bs events, eD2 is a measure of how well we know the flavour of the Bs at production, st is the proper time resolution, and S/(S + B) expresses the cleanliness of the signal.
Recent Results from D0