from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A self-service laundry.
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- n. A place that has facilities for washing and drying clothes that the public may pay to use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers
When we had to wash clothes after a week or so, we thought about driving home, do the washing and come back - but we stayed consequent and went to a launderette.
Even the seagulls looked as if they had been put through the launderette for the occasion.
Turns out our washer man has recycled the plastic box of sugar into a soap recipient, so as not to carry a much bigger box to the launderette each time.
"I sat in a launderette and wept until my socks were dry."
I figured out I could pay £400 and have a new washing machine or I could start going to the launderette.
I wasn't surprised to learn that they most likely relied on a civic launderette known as a fullonica.
At once Ithought, well, there's a sight to gladden the eye, one of that lot off to the launderette!
We will take our soiled undies to the nearest launderette, watch them spin, skim the papers, share a bag of bonbons.
As Lady Macbeth, Erika Sunnegardh occasionally struggled to scale the orchestra but gave a convincing performance especially in the OCD launderette episode, more usually thought of as the sleepwalking scene.
This book is indeed only for those who are strong of stomach as you are lead squelching and sloughing off back through hygiene in pre-industrial revolution England, this is bath time, the launderette and supermarket shopping as Hogarth and Pepys would have known it.
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