Cleanliness


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Cleanliness

See also Orderliness.
Cleverness (See CUNNING.)
Berchta
unkempt herself, demands cleanliness from others, especially children. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 137]
cat
continually “washes” itself. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 296]
Clean, Mr.
brand of household cleaner. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 379]
hyssop
Biblical herb used for ceremonial sprinkling. [Flower Symbolism: O.T. Psalms 51:7]
Mary Mouse
constantly sweeping and dusting. [Children’s Lit.: Mary Mouse and the Doll’s House, Fisher, 216]
Spic and Span
brand of household cleaner. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 546]
Wag-at-the-Wa’
brownie who is strict about neatness of houses. [Br. Folldore: Briggs, 425–426]
References in classic literature ?
Besides, you promoters of cleanliness have been excessively careless and thoughtless, I don't know if I ought not to say audacious, to bring troughs and wooden utensils and kitchen dishclouts, instead of basins and jugs of pure gold and towels of holland, to such a person and such a beard; but, after all, you are ill-conditioned and ill-bred, and spiteful as you are, you cannot help showing the grudge you have against the squires of knights-errant.
Now, neatness and cleanliness are two of his strongest points.
They are studious of cleanliness and comfort in their lodges, and after their repasts, will carry out the sticks from which they have eaten the bark, and throw them into the current beyond the barrier.
Her kitchen always looked the pink of cleanliness, but this morning she was more than usually bent on making her hearth and breakfast-table look comfortable and inviting.
To this cause perhaps, united to their frequent bathing and extreme cleanliness, is ascribable, in a great measure, the marvellous purity and smoothness of skin exhibited by the natives in general.
The floor was covered in the centre by a carpet made of rags, a species of manufacture that was then, and yet continues to be, much in use in the interior; while its edges, that were exposed to view, were of unspotted cleanliness.
The whole city, not to be behind in this luxury of cleanliness, assumed its best toilette with the help of brushes, brooms, and water.
The poor voyageurs, too, continually irritated his spleen by their "lubberly" and unseemly habits, so abhorrent to one accustomed to the cleanliness of a man-of-war.
We came up to the bedroom--mine for the night again--and sat, the women on the bed, and we men on chairs, drinking in blessed draughts of peace and comfort and cleanliness of soul, while I told them my tale in full, and received fresh praise, thanks, and blessings.
She was even happy, still, when she saw on Luigi's lips a smile of surprise at the cleanliness she produced in the one poor room where they had taken refuge.
Although he would not have admitted it, Rose's good cooking and the sweet, fresh cleanliness with which he was surrounded had their effect, giving him a new sense of physical well-being, making his mind more alert.
In his tweed suit and cloth cap he looked like any other tourist upon the moor, and he had contrived, with that catlike love of personal cleanliness which was one of his characteristics, that his chin should be as smooth and his linen as perfect as if he were in Baker Street.