from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Simplified spellings of cleanliness, etc.
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It is country wide in all public services, recently it has killed thousands of patients in the NHS, (clenliness & superbugs not a target) but no-one, predictably enough, has learnt from this.
Closer to our time, one only has to read mrs Beaton's book on household management written in the 1850's first as a series of separate articles and compiled into a book in 1861 to learn how assiduous she and her contemporaries were concerning hygiene, clenliness and a spotless kitchen, household and all tools, utensils, even horses, coaches etc.
This extended into clenliness and good grooming of both householders and staff.
Page  [Page Image] cooks, wood, failure in deliveries from town, unreliable cooks & waiters, lack of clenliness, and worst of all, thinking up something to eat.
It is interesting though why are US boys fixed? they do not fix the girls (for clenliness) (and not the fun hill, like some African places).?
It was during that time that Yelena saw a clear connection between the clenliness of one's surroundings and one's health.