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Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush.
"Say, Jim, I'll fetch the water if you'll whitewash some."
Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with -- and so on, and so on, hour after hour.
He had had a nice, good, idle time all the while -- plenty of company -- and the fence had three coats of whitewash on it!
They hesitated to advance; but, as the noise did no harm, they entered through the whitewashed wall and quickly discovered the cause of the turmoil.
There was nothing behind him: there was just the whitewashed wall.
It was the effect of a white-hot iron drawn across her eyes; at the same time her heart, hardened and chilled into a lump of ice, kept her body in an inward shudder, set her features into a frozen contemplative immobility addressed to a whitewashed wall with no writing on it.
After they had left the station they had driven through a tiny village and she had seen whitewashed cottages and the lights of a public house.
Like a lattice wrought in lead, Move right across the whitewashed wall
As they passed the little whitewashed cottage, she suddenly let go his hand, and darted inside.
Those two players were the only shining spot from Bangladesh squad in the side's humiliating 3-0 whitewash against the Lankans.