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  • adj. clean by virtue of having been washed in water
  • adj. washed or swept with water especially waves of the sea


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  • It was a rough ride, over water-washed boulders down the Dyea Valley; but he roused only when the wagon hit the highest places.


  • At times, he seems a kind of ancient mariner in this water-washed realm, and in one scene, which features a series of lit and then extinguished matches, he becomes a fire-bringing Vulcan on a strikingly minuscule scale.

    Tides of Memory

  • He came back with great leaps across the jam, one huge hand filled with round, water-washed pebbles.


  • I painted water-washed pebbles in metal paints, gold, silver and copper, and they always sold instantly.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • Existing data on the incidence of water-borne, water-related, and water-washed diseases indicate that these are mostly prevalent where people use contaminated water or have little water available for daily use.

    Water profile of Tanzania

  • The stones are mostly white quartz and ironstone, small and water-washed.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • The central part of the building is floored with water-washed stones, on which the stark remains of the five ships are displayed on stands, looking rather like the fantastical skeletons of whales.

    Sailing home with the Vikings

  • He grabbed the lifeline for leverage and pushed Buccari up by her rear as Tatum pulled her by the arms into the raft, dumping her unceremoniously into the water-washed bilge.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • Nick³: A water-washed diamond in a river of sin says:

    Conversations taken completely out of context, Volume One: Boxes

  • Karnak and Thebes and the water-washed temples at Phylae.

    Jennie Gerhardt


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