Wash-dirt

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wash-dirt earth rich enough in metal to pay for washing
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

For several miles they advanced, washing out a panful of dirt here and there, and finding a little gold-dust as usual.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
But now is it not easy to wash yourselves clean of their dirt.
"Life of Schamyl" by John Milton Mackie
Looking at their faces I thought they had not been washed for months, for a coat of dirt covered their skins.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Tons of `dirt' were sent up and washed in this way, and a large quantity of gold saved.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
Her mother began to wash her face and rub it; and the more she did so the less the dirt went away.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
On leaving the loom the cloth is first washed in soap and water to remove any dirt or other foreign matter it may contain.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Green and Pinkerton were busy at the claim, cradling the last of the wash-dirt taken out.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
If he touched the dirt with so much as his finger tips he washed them carefully over the grizzly lest some tiny particle be lost.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
I 'll wash your dirt in blood.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Your windows need washing; you can't see through 'em for dirt.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
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In poetry:

That noon a dozen hired girls
Washed out each gown and shirt
Which that exuberant Taylor pup
Had frescoed o'er with dirt.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
This is the way we wash the clo'es
Free from dirt and smoke and clay!
Through and through the water flows,
Carries Ugly right away!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald

In news:

Coolants are used to wash away oils, oxides, slivers, and dirt generated during the forming, welding, and sizing of tubes and roll-formed profiles.
Shaft seals in non- wash-down gear reducers seal the lubricant in the reducer and keep dirt and other solid contaminants out.
It now agitates, washes, spins and gets the dirt out.
Oil Eater Fleet Wash is able to wash away diesel, oil, grease, dirt and bird droppings from trucks and other heavy equipment.
But it was still a dirt path, and there was still the mud , a few of the puddles so deep the water washed over the hood of our Toyota T100.
A daily facial wash. Removes dirt, oil, and makeup.
That magical moment when children retreat from the unpredictable, aggressive city to wash off the dirt of the day and settle into their soothing evening routine of bath time and bedtime stories.
Well, you see, Batman is trying to wash the dirt out of Gotham City, and Bane is … like … a talking banana.
And where does all the dirt go that got washed away.
But not washing leaves pores clogged with leftover makeup, dirt and sweat—which leads to dull and break-out prone skin.
(It takes about five minutes for 98 percent of dirt to come out when hand washing .
The Cyclone 4500 removes heavy dirt buildup from outdoor surfaces more effectively and in less time than traditional pressure washing , according to the company.
Her best-selling item is a fruit and vegetable wash that removes dirt, oils and pesticides.
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