- material, as gold dust, obtained by washing earth, gravel, etc.
- the deposits so washed.
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For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's a scene in which a nude Amy Elliott-Dunne, played with committed gusto by Rosamund Pike, is washing off in the shower.Yes, Ben Affleck Goes Full-Frontal in ‘Gone Girl,’ Confronting One of Cinema’s Last Taboos|Marlow Stern|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were finishing steaks at a motel dining room, washing them down with beer, when the waitress could stand it no longer.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The washing, touching, and kissing of these bodies—typical in many West African burials—can be deadly.
Another high-profile Lib Dem caused outcry by complaining that “the party was washing its dirty linen in public.”A Sleaze Civil War Engulfs Britain’s Liberal Democrats|Nico Hines|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the river some women, no larger in appearance than little dolls, were standing and washing.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Begin, if raw stock, by washing and rinsing thoroughly in order to remove all natural grease and dirt adhering to the fibre.The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer|Alexander Paul
If washing does not remove them, use chloric ether, or new spirits of turpentine.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
Then, after washing their feet, the sweeper and the village headman walk barefoot hurriedly across the fire.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
This daily washing is a capital stove; for I find all hands say that, when it is once over, they feel like new men.The Sea Lions|James Fenimore Cooper