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  • v. Present participle of neaten.


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  • Here in Switzerland it's evening now and I'm cleaning an neatening up the house so that I don't have all the mess before me tomorrow morning.

    Home Living

  • The comedian shares some neatening tips and what's behind her trademark flower.

    Niecy Nash Cleans House

  • I was looking for something this morning, and ended up neatening the to-be-read stack beside my bed.

    madkestrel: Today in 1772, the first traveler's cheq

  • She took over their houses as if they were her own, neatening the tilted-over books on the shelves, lovingly dusting the silver-framed family photos.

    Tell us we’re home

  • “Not really,” I said, neatening the pile of finished invites, my fingers suddenly trembling.


  • “Eric,” she said, detaching herself and neatening her hair.


  • Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain will have to restructure their sovereign obligations, with investors on notice from Germany that they will face haircuts as part of the process of neatening national balance sheets.

    Euroland Moves From Tragedy to Farce

  • As my children grew older I noticed little neatening "touches" -- a fluffed pillow, a stack of books arranged nicely, a cleaned off table, etc. that suggested someone had been there -- but that is the kind of good crime you want in your house.

    More Frugal Ideas

  • Why start neatening up the house when your relatives are coming in two weeks?

    Srinivasan Pillay: A Deeper Look at Procrastination: Which Type Are you?

  • DaveH, i think neatening up is good, and explaining is also good. i donno about Sara, but it always bothers me if i accidentally post twice and can't get the 2nd one deleted (some blog systems let you delete your own duplicates and some don't).



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