dry clean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dry clean clean with chemical agents
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Quotations

  • Puzant Kevork Thomajan
    Puzant Kevork Thomajan
    “A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.”

Usage

In literature:

Only we must be careful to have it thoroughly clean and dry, with no water or gravy in it.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
But the clothes were clean and dry.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Kneeling on the grass, she soaped and rubbed until all were clean; then she rinsed them and hung them on a line to dry.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
We'll not go dry into camp this day, nor clean, either.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Washed you out clean in the little river this morning and dried you on a hot stone.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
It must be placed aside until dry pressed in a book with a piece of clean paper over it.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
The Isabel was carefully cleaned, and left to dry in the bright sunshine of a clear day.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
To give it a polish, rub it over with dry powdered chalk or whiting, using a clean dry rag.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Strain through a sieve into a clean tin vessel, newly scalded and wiped dry.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Both classes are raised mostly by natives, who adhere to the old-time dry method of cleaning.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
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In poetry:

Wash the window; rub it dry;
Make the ray-door clean and bright:
He who lords it in the sky
Loves on cottage floors to light!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
Look--who salutes the coffin--
lays a wreath of remembrance
on the box where a buck private
sleeps a clean dry sleep at last--
look--it is the highest ranking general
of the officers of the armies of the Republic.
"And So To-Day" by Carl Sandburg
"Who but I?" sang out the mate.
"My cutlass glanced from his flinty pate
And shaved his ear off, close and clean,
Which I have in my pouch as dry as a bean."
"Show me," the old man stormed, "that ear
Of old Rochon the buccaneer!"
"Old Rochon" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed placing the city of Martinsville on its Superfund priority list, citing groundwater contamination traced to several former dry cleaning shops in the heart of town.
The Eriez Hydroflow line of heavy-duty industrial wet/dry vacuum sump cleaner units clean virtually any machine tool sump, tank or pit quickly and thoroughly.
A year later, the shop was destroyed by an arson fire but, after reopening in 2010, it has established itself as a go-to spot for affordable, high-quality dry cleaning .
15 and grew quickly, accelerated by the dry- cleaning chemicals, Baylis said.
Her small store on Biscayne Boulevard handles dry cleaning for several South Beach hotels and even Miami City Ballet.
A few years back, the awkward but inevitable question arose within the Maisel family: What, exactly, do cowboys have to do with dry cleaning .
Rogers said dry cleaning is often one of the first things to go when the economy slumps.
It happened at Sonny's Dry Cleaning in the Chevy Chase Place shopping center.
As detailed in the Keizertimes two years ago, contamination clean-up has been ongoing at the former dry cleaner site at Manbrin Drive and Cherry Avenue.
Metal Finishing's "Cleaning Times" columnist, John Durkee, delves into the various aspects, problems and engineering mechanisms common to both the drying of parts and coatings 22 August, 2012.
Taxpayers who wear uniforms for work, or for a non-profit group, can deduct dry cleaning expenses.
Federal funding for cleaning up meth labs dries up.
Photos released of suspects in dry cleaning business robbery.
Carpets cleaned professionally using the extraction method should dry in four to six hours.
CHICAGO — Carpets cleaned professionally using the extraction method should dry in four to six hours.
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In science:

Before testing, the components of the couplers were cleaned in a Class-1000 clean area. The outer conductors were rinsed with deionized-water (DI) and allowed to dry in the cleanroom. Using Gauge-32 copper wool, the inner conductors were scrubbed with DI water and methanol.
High-Power Testing of the APT Power Coupler
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