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At length the damsel with the jug returned and they made an end of washing Don Quixote, and the one who carried the towels very deliberately wiped him and dried him; and all four together making him a profound obeisance and curtsey, they were about to go, when the duke, lest Don Quixote should see through the joke, called out to the one with the basin saying, "Come and wash me, and take care that there is water enough.
Sancho observed the ceremony of the washing very attentively, and said to himself, "God bless me, if it were only the custom in this country to wash squires' beards too as well as knights'.
They pulled without flagging, and carried not only Nausicaa and her wash of clothes, but the maids also who were with her.
When they reached the water side they went to the washing cisterns, through which there ran at all times enough pure water to wash any quantity of linen, no matter how dirty.
The washerwoman at Streatley said she felt she owed it to herself to charge us just three times the usual prices for that wash.
And I've learned how to wash dishes and sweep a floor.
I suppose it is to be under the cook; but I shan't wash dishes for anybody.
When he filled a pan with dirt, he ran down the hill to wash it; nor could he forbear running up the hill again, panting and stumbling profanely, to refill the pan.
Also, it was an extravagant misuse of fuel, and occasioned extra towels in the family wash.
If the search leads to nothing, I want to be able to account next for all the linen in the house, and for all the linen sent to the wash.
Susan, take Oliver and them two brats upstairs, and wash 'em directly.
Would you like to wash your hands, sir, before we join the ladies'