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  • noun Plural form of scrubbing.


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  • They were well cared for, as were all animals at Cedarwild, receiving frequent scrubbings and being kept clean of vermin.


  • I forgot, and my hands are still brownish bluish greenish, three hand-scrubbings and a shower later!

    Polka Dot Cottage: All scrunched up

  • I forgot, and my hands are still brownish bluish greenish, three hand-scrubbings and a shower later!

    Polka Dot Cottage » All scrunched up » Print

  • Not only does this reduce odors but it also makes the job of scrubbing easier and increases the time between needed scrubbings.

    Male Privilege Checklist: Harassment, Car Sales, Housecleaning, and Weight

  • Although she had tried with repeated scrubbings to remove from its cover the stains of a bloody nose he'd suffered at thirteen, the faint spot was still there, faded to a pale tea-brown and shaped like a jagged nest.

    Excerpt: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

  • Which was good, because in cold water with no soap it took three scrubbings before his hands felt clean again.


  • She smoothed the middle copper band, bright in the stove light from many scrubbings with ashes.

    The Dollmaker

  • He saw the red spot on the floor -- the spot which, even now, in spite of many scrubbings, was visible to the men and women who, now that the store was opened for business again, walked in to select some piece of gold or silver, some jewel for their own adornment or that of another.

    The Diamond Cross Mystery Being a Somewhat Different Detective Story

  • Many of the best works of public galleries have been subjected to scrubbings more analogous to the labors of a washtub than to the delicate and scientific treatment requisite to preserve intact the virgin surface of the painting.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • There is the timbered sixteenth-century house-front, the heavily beamed, low ceiling of the _cuisine_, the great open-fire chimney with its _broche_, and all the brave showing of pots and pans, brilliant with many scrubbings of _eau de cuivre_, to present quite the ideal picture of its kind to be seen in France -- without leaving the highroads and searching out the "real thing" in the byways.

    The Automobilist Abroad


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