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  • n. Plural form of vacuuming.


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  • Sculpted shag carpeting was mottled under the weight of years of dirt and too few vacuumings.


  • For those who have pets but no allergies, two thorough vacuumings and dustings each week are best.


  • Weekly, thorough vacuuming or dusting, supplemented by as many daily and partial vacuumings as your schedule permits, is advisable.


  • The metal spheres I find quite often in car vacuumings.

    Body of Evidence

  • “Marino brought in six different vacuumings, all of them from carpets and areas of the floor where blood was found,” Joni said.

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  • A thorough vacuuming, followed by another thorough vacuuming, and probably a few more thorough vacuumings should get rid of the eggs that are still there.

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  • I expect periodic vacuumings or removals will still be warranted if I don't want a huge file; but it's pretty easy to do, and firefox found the bookmarks backup and reloaded them without any extra work on my part.

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  • In addition, I’ve looked at the control sample vacuumings taken from areas of her house or carpets where there was no blood or evidence of a struggle—areas where the police think the killer didn’t go.

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  • Joni turned another page in her notebook and said, I’ve also put the vacuumings under the scope, Dr. Scarpetta.

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  • Ah. My vacuumings are often made of the same stuff. :-)

    April 16, 2008

  • Correct, wschoenh, and here's where I found it -

    Shenstone put his head round the door.

    'Hello, Jack!' he said cheerfully. 'Want to hear the results of the vacuumings I took from the carpet at Grimm's Road?'


    'In a word, it's shit.'

    'The case? I don't need you to tell me that.'

    'No, the vacuumings. It's bird shit.'

    'Bird shit?'

    'Shit of birds, sir.'

    From 'The Big Over Easy' by Jasper Fforde.

    April 16, 2008

  • Nice. n. debris from vacuuming. (?)

    April 14, 2008