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I wished the sea had washed the rudder and the smoke-stack and the captain away--then I could have located this questioner.
To which the barber kitchen-boy replied, "The gentleman will not let himself be washed as is customary, and as my lord the and the senor his master have been.
Then they stood on one side and went to tell the girl, while Ulysses washed himself in the stream and scrubbed the brine from his back and from his broad shoulders.
She had washed behind her ears just as carefully, and when she entered her drawing room in her yellow dress, wearing her badge as maid of honor, her old lady's maid was as full of rapturous admiration as the Rostovs' servants had been.
This they claimed was ten ounces; but when they filled a pan of dirt to prove the lie, they washed out twelve ounces.
Somewhere, stored away in the recesses of his mind and vaguely remembered, was the impression that there were people who washed their teeth every day.
Anne could evidently be smart so some purpose for she was down-stairs in ten minutes' time, with her clothes neatly on, her hair brushed and braided, her face washed, and a comfortable consciousness pervading her soul that she had fulfilled all Marilla's requirements.
From the corals growing more vigorously on the outside, and from the noxious effect of the sediment washed inwards, the outer edge of the reef is the highest part, and between it and the land there is generally a shallow sandy channel a few feet in depth.
It was so old, that it began to think of marriage; and it happened that it came to be washed in company with a garter.
It was fine washing, and he washed fine and finer, with a keen scrutiny and delicate and fastidious touch.
Well now, good-bye, or you'll never get washed, and I shall have on my conscience the worst sin a gentleman can commit.
His arms were wet and dirty, and he washed them over the side.