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He shall give his mind to finish the glazing, and his watching to make clean the furnace.
To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He walked up the sweep of sandy drive to the hotel and went through the big glass doors.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.
A groom is a chap, that a gentleman keeps to clean his 'osses, and be blown up, when things go wrong.
The sun was palely shining upon dry, clean pavements and upon roads juicy with black mud.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Who could have believed that only a fortnight ago these same figures were clean as new pins; smart and well-liking!
He looks about thirty-five, has a clean-shaven intelligent face, and is dressed in a dark tweed suit.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
I'm somewhat puzzled to know why they didn't stand pat and make a clean job of us both.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A large drop is allowed to dry upon a clean slide or unglazed paper.

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