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  • The warden of this establishment, though astonished to find anyone travelling on holiday in late October, even in a car, was willing to provide a reasonably furnished cubicle with a modern mattress on the bed and a wash-hand basin where the hot tap provided scalding water.

    Poem About Never Growing Up

  • Then a chair was flung over and the wash-hand stand tumbler smashed.

    The Invisible Man

  • Suddenly, with a start, he perceived a coiled and blood-stained bandage of linen rag hanging in mid-air, between him and the wash-hand stand.

    The Invisible Man

  • Then he distinctly heard a movement across the room, near the wash-hand stand.

    The Invisible Man

  • “Mind your own business, sir!” shouted Mr. Lewisham at the wash-hand stand.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • Attached by a drawing-pin to the roof over the wash-hand stand, which — the room being an attic — sloped almost dangerously, dangled a Time – Table.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • “Who would control others must first control himself,” remarked the wall over the wash-hand stand, and behind the door against the Sunday trousers was a portrait of

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • The present successors of the apostles, disciples of Dr. Pusey and tools of the Propaganda, were at that time being hatched under cradle - blankets, or undergoing regeneration by nursery-baptism in wash-hand basins.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He engaged Alfred Emery Cathie as clerk, but made no other change, except that he bought a pair of new hair brushes and a larger wash-hand basin.

    Samuel Butler: A Sketch

  • Then the water from the wash-hand bowl in the bathroom ran loudly out.

    The Trespasser

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