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  • Spartan vessel at the pump, the sweeping and sawdusting of the common room, and other such preparations.

    Little Dorrit

  • Versailles and sawdusting the Tuileries; they're purging the aristocratic guts of France; they're starting for the world a reformation which will make it clean.

    No Defense, Volume 1.

  • Arthur Clennam would have been little disposed to linger in bed, though his bed had been in a more private situation, and less affected by the raking out of yesterday's fire, the kindling of to-day's under the collegiate boiler, the filling of that Spartan vessel at the pump, the sweeping and sawdusting of the common room, and other such preparations.

    Little Dorrit

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