Definitions

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  • n. Underwear or lingerie.
  • n. Plural form of delicate.

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Examples

  • In utility terms, the bed out back isn't huge but a useful size for many, and the Access Cab adds the capability to carry a couple of passengers occasionally and provides secure storage for your "delicates" - the gear you don't want exposed to the elements.

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  • I love silk and cashmere and have never had a problem hand-washing or machine-washing any articles that say "Dry Clean Only" - just use cool water and mild soap (not detergent) and set your machine on 'delicates', then tumble-dry on the 'air' setting or hang to dry.

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  • 'washing-machine mouth' - one big soapy lather and rinse, but, alas, no cycle for 'delicates'.

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  • She runs headlong into a relationship with the charming David (James Franco) who folds her delicates and makes her laugh, but can't do anything more than function as a band-aid in her life.

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  • Sort the whites from the colors and the heavy duty from the delicates.

    4 Reasons Laundry Leads to Happiness (Having Clean Socks Is One of Them)

  • But to ruin my delicates and then leave with the dog without a kiss goodbye?

    Cheat Sheets

  • From delicates, duvets and dog beds, it seems as if today

    Lighten the load

  • Just about every machine has a delicates cycle but some of the more expensive models offer specific cycles for sports gear, for example, which will typically be made of less robust fibres than other garments while taking a hell of a pounding in terms of dirt.

    Lighten the load

  • I use a clothesline but hang my “delicates” inside.

    People fit in those drawers.

  • Emmanuel opened the top drawer of the armoire and rifled through the delicates till four pairs of silk stockings were found.

    Let The Dead Lie

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