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synonyms for spit and polish

  • cleanliness
  • cleanly habits
  • discipline
  • fastidiousness
  • meticulousness
  • neatness
  • orderliness
  • punctilio
  • regimentation
  • rigorousness
  • tidiness
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She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Many gallants 'took' their tobacco in the lords room over the stage, and went out to (Saint) Paul's to spit there privately.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
When used by gentlemen it was common to carry a silver basin to spit in.
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They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
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The Polish insurgents surrendered to the Prussian troops, after great slaughter, at Posen.
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It is a fine marble, much too hard to admit of minute carving, but taking a high polish.
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He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He paused, then mixed and drank another whiskey-and-soda, lit a cigarette, and resumed.
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