He preferred to do this, rather than to go at once to work at the sweeping and cleaning.
Hubert was occupied the whole forenoon in cleaning the front of the old building.
Then, oiling and cleaning it, he took some cartridges and set up a mark to shoot at.
All you know is that Fyles wants to send me down, by way of cleaning up this valley.
Recreation: Filling his fountain pen or cleaning typewriter.
The seasons for cleaning up are usually determined by the danger of theft.
The charwoman was cleaning the kitchen and now she's out in the hall.
He lived on his steps, cleaning up his backgrounds until dark.
I did this from life at a friend's house, and I am cleaning it a bit.'
Hence they may be employed in cleaning books which have been defaced by writing on the margin, without impairing the text.