vacuum cleaner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vacuum cleaner an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair
    • Vacuum cleaner A machine for cleaning carpets, tapestry, upholstered work, etc., by suction; -- sometimes called a vacuum.
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Quotations

  • 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
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    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

I'm thinking seriously of putting in a vacuum cleaner and a cash register.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
His nerve cracked under the strain, and he sneaked into the dining-room and started mopping the stuff up like a vacuum cleaner.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
I don't see that there is anything particularly funny about George having got the Vacuum Cleaner which he promised me long ago.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 19, 1917" by Various
Denry explained the vacuum-cleaner to the housewives, who had got no further than a Ewbank.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
And the prairie looks as though a vacuum cleaner had been at work on it overnight.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Everything I knew about Mildred, and a lot I guessed at, was emptied out of me like she was usin' one of these vacuum cleaners on my head.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Art in America is like a patent medicine, or a vacuum cleaner.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
Take cleaners, now, I'll bet that feller Vacuum has cleared millions.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
The vacuum cleaner popped into his head, but was put aside.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Got a swell little house in Yonkers, and a vacuum cleaner, and a hired girl, and everything.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
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In news:

I don't want to buy a bagless vacuum cleaner .
Oreck's New Quest Compact Vacuum Cleaner .
5 Lessons I Learned From My Vacuum Cleaner This Emotional Life.
ST LOUIS — Stan Kann, a theater organist whose vacuum cleaner collection and gadget obsession made him a regular on the "Tonight Show," has died.
Dinosaur found with vacuum-cleaner mouth.
Telebrands' Khubani to Launch Vacuum Cleaner Attachment With Princeton Help.
A Vacuum Cleaner For Machined Parts.
Miele Releases Vacuum Cleaner Series Sep 1, 2005 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Nilfisk-Advance America introduced a heavy-duty CFM 3507W industrial vacuum cleaner for food processors.
Opie's Angels Wish – Vacuum Cleaner .
In this cute video, the simple act of turning on a vacuum cleaner causes a mass stampede of scores of fluffy kittens.
Acme Vacuum Cleaner Company, Limited.
Ecovacs also offers robotic vacuum cleaners (Deebot) and robotic air cleaners (Atmobot).
You Wanna See What The Vacuum Cleaner Guy Saw.
Consumer Reports tests several top brands of vacuum cleaners and gives you a best buy.
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In science:

We numerically construct a non-rotating Newtonian star with this e.o.s., and place it in binary orbit around a black hole, modeled as a spherical vacuum cleaner with a pseudo-Newtonian potential (Lee & Klu´zniak 1995; Lee & Klu´zniak 1999b).
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
The PSL frequency is locked to an in-vacuum, suspended, critically-coupled, triangular mode cleaner (MC) cavity, which conditions the beam by suppressing excess frequency noise and rejecting higher-order spatial modes.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
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