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In literature:

He still held in his hand the nozzle of the hose with which he had been washing down his machine.
"The Poison Belt" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I wish somebody would invent a machine to cook, wash, scrub, and do housework in general.
"Home Scenes, and Home Influence" by T. S. Arthur
A connection is made to a pump in a well-house 25 feet distant, and is also arranged to operate a churn and washing machine.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884" by Various
As the girl re-entered the house a song was on her lips, and a tired woman turning a washing-machine next door caught it.
"The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls" by Various
I had an unsettled account of forty dollars with Messrs. Roller & Ems, printers, for washing-machine circulars, cards, etc.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
The pay-dirt is hauled to the bank of the river, where it is washed in machines turned by water power.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
You'd much better get a washing machine and a 'lectric iron!
"The Girl from Montana" by Grace Livingston Hill
The piano and the washing machine usually were whisked away within a few weeks or months, at the longest.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
He invented the washing-machine and made a fortune.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
The construction of a washing machine is well known.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech

In poetry:

Say, in the sound of all your machines
And white words, white-wash American,
Deep pulsing of a strange heart
New throb, like a stirring under the false dawn that
precedes the real.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Short of putting their kid in a washing machine, we may have found the cruelest parent on viral video in quite a while.
Denso says its VS and VM series of six-axis articulated robots are useful for machine tending as well as secondary material-handling operations including polishing, washing, measurement and inspection.
Do washing machines require GFCI protection.
Made from 100 percent cotton, it's soft to the touch and can withstand the stress of multiple machine washings.
I'm known for leaving towels in the washing machine over night, causing them to get moldy and smelly.
A 41-year-old man had his $1,500 laptop stolen when he left the laptop on top of a washing machine at Ringer's at 2361 West Broad Street and a thief walked off with it about 5:30 pm Friday, police said.
Right next to that is a soda vending machine to wash it down with.
Toy Machine "Brain Wash " Gallery.
Washing machines would sell for around $4,450.
For those in need of a larger capacity laundry solution, Fagor also offers a line of stand alone washing machines and dryers.
Washing Machine with soap suds.
Delicates in a washing machine.
What's it Worth: Boss Washing Machine.
Our antiques expert appraises a Boss mechanical washing machine to help determine what it's worth today.
Boss Mechanical Washing Machine was patented circa 1899.

In science:

For example, the median life of a bearing for a certain washing machine agitator is 12 years, based on an assumed use rate of 8 loads per week.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Use-rate acceleration may be appropriate for products such as electrical motors, relays and switches, paper copiers, printers, and home appliances such as toasters and washing machines.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models