vacuum-cleaned love


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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).

    Elizabeth: The Zirconian Age

  • 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."

    The House in Good Taste

  • Capital of Australia, might be vacuum-cleaned and disinfected of all the old partisan microbes.

    The Masques of Ottawa

  • Uncomplainingly, they swept and raked and vacuum-cleaned where they had vacuum-cleaned and raked and swept forty years ago.

    The Cosmic Computer

  • 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.

    Homeburg Memories


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