Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A powdered preparation (as of soda-ash and Scotch soda) used in washing clothes.
“*** Consumer goods The European Commission fined washing-powder producers Procter & Gamble and Unilever a total of €315.2 million $456.3 million for operating a cartel in eight European Union countries.”
“The new improved version, like the washing-powder adverts claimed, was stain-free these days.”
“He went out and bought dish-towels, soap, washing-powder, and collars of Charley's size, which was an inch larger than his own.”
“In crewels of the best quality the colours are perfectly fast, and will bear being repeatedly washed, provided no soda or washing-powder is used.”
“Ordinary crewel work on linen may be washed at home, by plunging it into a lather made by water in which bran has been boiled, or even with simple soap-suds, so long as no soda or washing-powder is used.”
“The Special Criminal Court was told Bullman was found in possession of a washing-powder box containing€94,250 after his arrest outside Heuston Station in Dublin following a garda surveillance operation.”
“He went out and bought dish-towels, soap, washing-powder, and collars of Charley’s size, which was an inch larger than his own.”
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