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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of limewash.


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  • It was a limewashed, stone-floored room, unutterably dreary, with its furniture of deal boards and benches, and its prison smell.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Annais stared round at the slabs of firelit stone, their sturdy brutality contrasting with the limewashed timber service buildings in their shadow.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Here too she had repeated the pattern of limewashed walls and rug hangings.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • He must have been leaning against the church wall when he was shot for he had left a smear of blood down the limewashed stones.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • An officer came from the door of the house beside the river and Sharpe, jumping down from the boat, skewered the man's shoulder with his big sword, then shoved him hard against the limewashed wall as the dragoon who had shouted the warning fired at him.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • Eric got to his feet, turning toward the dais of limewashed stone that stood at the north end of the High House.

    Spirits White As Lightning

  • The limewashed ramparts seemed to glow white, beckoning him, but to what?

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • Lawford had told him there was bad blood between them and the Muslims, but on that evening, as the Tippoo's men hung more defiant banners above their limewashed walls, the city seemed united in its defiance.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • The limewashed wall now had a gap twenty yards wide, and the gap was filled with a mound of rubble up which a man could climb so long as he was unencumbered by anything other than a musket, a bayonet and his cartridge box.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • The great ramparts were limewashed so that they seemed to shine in the sun, and Lawford could see cannon muzzles showing in every embrasure.

    Sharpe's Tiger


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