In all of Winesburg there was but one person who knew the story of the thing that had made ugly the person and the character of Wash Williams.
As they were returning to Main Street they passed the little lawn beside the railroad station and saw Wash Williams apparently asleep on the grass beneath a tree.
They pulled without flagging, and carried not only Nausicaa and her wash of clothes, but the maids also who were with her.
When they reached the water side they went to the washing cisterns, through which there ran at all times enough pure water to wash any quantity of linen, no matter how dirty.
At length the damsel with the jug returned and they made an end of washing Don Quixote, and the one who carried the towels very deliberately wiped him and dried him; and all four together making him a profound obeisance and curtsey, they were about to go, when the duke, lest Don Quixote should see through the joke, called out to the one with the basin saying, "Come and wash me, and take care that there is water enough.
Sancho observed the ceremony of the washing very attentively, and said to himself, "God bless me, if it were only the custom in this country to wash squires' beards too as well as knights'.
The washerwoman at Streatley said she felt she owed it to herself to charge us just three times the usual prices for that wash
If you were in the small ward a nurse would wash
you, and I can do it just as well as a nurse.
Come, my lad," says Western, "d'off thy quoat and wash
thy feace; for att in a devilish pickle, I promise thee.
And I've learned how to wash
dishes and sweep a floor.
If a hermit could survive a wash
, and that failed to convince a duke, give him up, let him alone.
Each pan he carried down to the water to wash
, and as he went higher up the hill the pans grew richer, until he began to save the gold in an empty baking-powder can which he carried carelessly in his hip-pocket.