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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of vacuum.


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  • In the original HP-150, these emitters & detectors were placed within small holes located in the inside of the monitor’s bezel (which resulted in the bottom series of holes sometimes filling with dust and causing the touch screen to fail; until the dust was vacuumed from the holes).

    The H.P. Touch Computer on the Computer Chronicles in 1983 - The Retroist

  • You also get a free Bushman car wash because your insides get cleaned and vacuumed in the process.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Apparently, it had been vacuumed away, never to be seen again.

    He's Come Undone

  • (If you'd like your office vacuumed, you'll have to move the piles off the floor) I never quite reconciled how such a seemingly ordered mind could produce such a seemingly disordered world - and yet, he could tell you exactly where any particular item of interest was in any one of his many piles (even those on top of the large filing cabinet).

    la question mille francs - French Word-A-Day

  • I even vacuumed with him sleeping in it yesterday.

    One month and counting

  • I have renewed the hose on my high pressure washer and vacuumed ny own car.

    It’s A Car Tyre – I Can Manage – Go Away! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • In the most glaring example that indicated the company didn't have a good grasp on what its workers were doing, Google acknowledged in May that one of its engineers had created a program that vacuumed up potentially sensitive personal information, including e-mails and passwords, from unsecured wireless networks while Google cars cruised neighborhoods around the world.

    Google Tightening Privacy Leash On Employees

  • "When we're done with a property, it looks like a freshly vacuumed carpet…It's beautiful."

    Down and Dirty: Cleaning After Geese

  • So now I've cleared the smoke out, I've vacuumed, I've put the eggs on the right hotplate, I'm about to go have a shower ...

    A new week ...

  • So it seems it doesn't matter if the fireworks flew, just as long as the carpet was vacuumed, again, so to speak.

    Andrea Savage: Here Cum the Oscars


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