cleaner

Definitions

  • Brush Cleaner
    Brush Cleaner
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cleaner a preparation used in cleaning something
    • n cleaner someone whose occupation is cleaning
    • n cleaner the operator of dry-cleaning establishment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner
    • n Cleaner One who, or that which, cleans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair
    • n cleaner One who or that which cleans. Specifically— A curriers' knife.
    • n cleaner A special preparation, either saponaceous, ethereal, or both, used for removing grease-spots, ink-stains, etc., from fabrics.
    • n cleaner A device for automatically cleaning scum or floating matter from the surface of water in a boiler and depositing it in a separator or settling-chamber located on top of the boiler. It consists of a skimmer in the boiler, to which is attached a vertical pipe which discharges into the settling-chamber near its top. From a point at the other side of the settling-chamber a return-pipe leads into the boiler, discharging somewhat below the water-level.
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Quotations

  • Oliver Herford
    Oliver Herford
    “A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.”
  • Ben Bergor
    Ben Bergor
    “It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.”
  • John Barrymore
    John%20Barrymore
    “If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.”

Idioms

Take someone to the cleaners - If someone is taken to the cleaners, they are cheated, defrauded or lose a lot of money.
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Usage

In literature:

Now I pitch my tent on some cleaner spot, and pay guards from the village to stretch their blankets under its lee and go to sleep.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
Vacuum cleaners are frequently run by motors.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
It is more adaptable, is in many places quite as reasonable in cost, and is cleaner and safer.
"The Complete Home" by Various
There is no cleaner, cooler, better sport on the fighting line than Mr. Atkins.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
Found things cleaner at 35; still great misery.
"Woman's Endurance" by A.D.L.
It is a white salt, finer and cleaner looking than the nitrate.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
He had no one to use the electric vacuum cleaner on his linoleums and tapestries.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
It is symmetrically built like Csatsak, but better paved and cleaner.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
The house he stopped at was cleaner within than without, and the woman was very civil.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Then Splash and Dix will go in again, and when they come out they'll be cleaner.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour" by Laura Lee Hope
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In poetry:

Up where the cleaner
Winds are blown,
Where is the ecstasy
I have known?
"Rising Wolf" by Norman MacLeod
The yoke he bore shall press him still,
And, long-ingrained effort goad
To find, to fashion, and fulfil
The cleaner life, the sterner code.
"The Reformers" by Rudyard Kipling
The nightly rains had drench'd the grove,
He plung'd right on with headlong pace;
A man but half as much in love
Perhaps had found a cleaner place.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
And lo! this thing begat him sons,
And their sons sons again.
And on and on, till sturdier
And cleaner grew the strain.
Till in the breed, for many an age,
The taint had dormant lain.
"The Age of Reason" by C J Dennis
No song is mine of Arab steed--
My courser is of nobler blood,
And cleaner limb and fleeter speed,
And greater strength and hardihood
Than ever cantered wild and free
Across the plains of Araby.
"The Iron Horse" by James Whitcomb Riley
Of your real body, and any man's or woman's real body,
Item for item, it will elude the hands of the corpse-cleaners, and
pass to fitting spheres,
Carrying what has accrued to it from the moment of birth to the
moment of death.
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman

In news:

You can mess all you want with fancy chemicals, but nothing will get you cleaner than good old-fashioned soap and water.
Taken 2 the cleaners, hilariously : review.
Its proponents tout it as a major step toward American energy independence, as well as toward the use of cleaner energy.
Design Lab Semi-Finalists: Hula Hoop Washers, Anti-Gravity Air Cleaners Aug 17, 2012 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Clorox's Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaners Win ISSA Award.
Clorox Professional Products Company Introduces New Line of Activated Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Cleaners.
Hydrogen peroxide is a non-toxic cleaner and can be used for many areas of your home.
After years of criticism by environmentalists and Ironbound residents, Newark's incinerator that produces energy from municipal waste is about to get a lot cleaner.
The podcast describes how the new technology provides cleaner emissions while improving fuel economy.
Despite the emergence of leaner, cleaner propulsion technologies like EVs and hydrogen fuel cells, a study led by a panel advising the Energy Department suggests it's too early to discount the good ol' traditional internal combustion engine.
Janet Caon Barlow, owner of Jan's Professional Dry Cleaners in Clio, became president of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) on July 13.
I've listed some of the more sought after cleaners/ invertebrates the general reefkeeper wants.
Irrigating alfalfa a little less frequently with a little more water each time can result in cleaner, healthier, more productive stands, says Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage agronomist.
Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food.
National Semiconductor's New Clock Jitter Cleaners Eliminate Need for VCXO Modules.
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In science:

The frequency shifter uses a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that drives a double-passed acousto-optic modulator to modulate the frequency of the laser light directed to a three-mirror suspended mode cleaner.
Accurate calibration of test mass displacement in the LIGO interferometers
The frequency-modulated light passes through the mode cleaner, which acts as a lowpass filter for frequency fluctuations.
Accurate calibration of test mass displacement in the LIGO interferometers
The mode cleaner filte ring is measured via a powermodulation transfer function using photodetectors located both upstream and downstream of the mode cleaner cavity.
Accurate calibration of test mass displacement in the LIGO interferometers
Excitation amplitudes are on the order of 10−12 to 10−14 m, with the lower bound for frequency modulation dictated by the mode cleaner control signal background at the input to the VCO and the upper bound for length modulation governed by saturation concerns in the Run mode actuation path electronics.
Accurate calibration of test mass displacement in the LIGO interferometers
The frequency servo acts on the laser frequency to cancel the injected modulation, thus imposing the inverse of the modulation on the laser light directed to the mode cleaner.
Accurate calibration of test mass displacement in the LIGO interferometers
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