vacuum-cleaning love



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  • v. Present participle of vacuum-clean.


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  • Hoover, whose history dates back to 1907, is one of the country's most iconic brands; the phrase "hoover up" is commonly understood to mean vacuum-cleaning, and also to eat or drink rapidly.

    Hoover, Dirt Devil Put on Auction Block

  • Watch as these curious cats ride around on a vacuum-cleaning robot and fall off one by one, all set to the perfect tune.

    Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Kittens Riding On A Roomba! (VIDEO)

  • He found a manservant in a striped waistcoat who was vacuum-cleaning the large drawing room.

    Maigret and the Killer

  • The housecleaning-robot had come in, running its vacuum-cleaning hose around and brandishing its mops.

    The Cosmic Computer

  • Sweepers, with rotary brooms and rakes, crablike all-purpose handling robots, a couple of vacuum-cleaning robots, each with a flexible funnel-tipped proboscis and a bulging dust-sack.

    The Cosmic Computer

  • When he had carried out this intention and subjected his teeth to a process of vacuum-cleaning, he asked:

    The Iron Trail

  • Jerry leaned back comfortably and began an elaborate vacuum-cleaning process of what teeth he retained.

    The Winds of Chance

  • "Well?" said she, her tone implying that I was a vacuum-cleaning agent.

    Dear Enemy

  • IRobot, Bedford, Mass., selected Mullen, Boston, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, as its advertising agency of record for North America, creating campaigns for products like the iRobot Roomba vacuum-cleaning robot and the iRobot Scooba floor-washing robot.

    NYT > Home Page

  • America's Department of Defence has taken the idea seriously enough to provide a $3. 3m grant via its research arm, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, to iRobot (a company best known for its vacuum-cleaning robot, the Roomba).

    Aftermath News


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