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We washed out a panful, an' found that the bottom was fairly covered in gold.

I had them washed out, and I only mentioned the matter to my wife afterwards.

Them table-napkins I put thar, to get 'em washed out, some day.

Then the vexation was washed out of his face by a spreading grin.

The gold which occurs in the sand, gravel, or clay soil, is washed out.

These stains can never be washed out to the eye of imagination.

It is applied several days in succession and then washed out.

The boat was washed out of the davits by the force of the water.

Some of the provisions had, however, been washed out of her.

Does this indicate that the soluble salts have been washed out?

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English wæsc "act of washing" (see wash (v.)). Meaning "clothes set aside to be washed" is attested from 1789; meaning "thin coat of paint" is recorded from 1690s; sense of "land alternately covered and exposed by the sea" is recorded from mid-15c.

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