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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of vacuum-clean.
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She has to pay for her own dresses, for her husband's swords to be polished, for her miles of corridors to be vacuum-cleaned, for her stable boys, for her oats (well, her horses 'oats), for her feckless children and their occasional mistakes (ahem, Fergie).
The top edge of all books on your shelves should be dusted every few weeks and vacuum-cleaned once a year.
One of the chief objections to the charming fabric was that people felt it would become soiled easily, and would often have to be renewed, but in our vacuum-cleaned houses we no longer feel that it is necessary to have furniture and hangings that will "conceal dirt."
Capital of Australia, might be vacuum-cleaned and disinfected of all the old partisan microbes.
Uncomplainingly, they swept and raked and vacuum-cleaned where they had vacuum-cleaned and raked and swept forty years ago.
And let me tell you, when the nine-piece orchestra -- all home talent -- strikes up the grand march and Chief Dobbs, with his wide-gauge mustache and vacuum-cleaned uniform, leads the company around the hall, every hero with the girl or wife of his heart on his arm and a full hundred couples of the mere laymen crowding in behind, in a long and many-looped line, the Astor ball would have to do business with a brass band and a display of fireworks to attract any more enthusiasm.