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  • n. That which lightens.


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  • I’ve had the bleaching done professionally the last couple of times because I can’t find the right kind of lightener in Ireland, but typically I do it myself.

    Genre Chick Interview: C.E. Murphy

  • Slice them in half and rub on at bedtime -- the vitamin C in lemon is a natural skin lightener.

    The Doctors: 5 Ways to Increase Health and Wealth in Minutes

  • Snark is a great lightener and keeps things from turning saccharine.

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  • Enraged, tears streaming down her face, Carmen abruptly rose, gesturing for me to follow her into the walk-in hall closet, which she opened to reveal neatly stacked boxes of Clairol No. 355 Born Blissfully Blonde hair lightener.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • Some Vietnamese youth will do just about anything to get to America, even dyeing their hair and using skin lightener to pass as Amerasians, the visa-worthy children of American GIs.

    Old Foes, New Fans

  • “Nay, then,” said Richard, “if he loves not wine, that lightener of the human heart, his conversion is not to be hoped for, and the prediction of the mad priest of Engaddi goes like chaff down the wind.”

    The Talisman

  • Potato is a great lightener-upper of wholegrain breads!

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  • We have Black Awareness but every street hawker in town is selling skin-lightener guaranteed to give you cancer.

    the mission song

  • And while a kind word said to such is a real benefit, and a great lightener of the heart, an ingenious malignant may suggest to such things which are as a stunning blow, and as an added load on the weary frame and mind.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • In this way the shell was converted into a decomposing mass before being applied to the ground, and gave excellent results both as a manure and as a lightener of heavy soils.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer


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