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whitewash -- as in: investigative whitewash
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Great Expectations
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  • Whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy perhaps.
  • Anyhow, with whitewash from the wall on my forehead, my obstinacy was adamantine.
  • Then, we went into the hut, where there was a smell of tobacco and whitewash, and a bright fire, and a lamp, and a stand of muskets, and a drum, and a low wooden bedstead, like an overgrown mangle without the machinery, capable of holding about a dozen soldiers all at once.
  • LOT 1 was marked in whitewashed knock-knee letters on the brew house; LOT 2 on that part of the main building which had been so long shut up.

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  • One could whitewash all he pleased, and put up comic neon signs, but the aged timbers stood strong under their additional burden.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • For ten bucks, you could graffiti your name on Tom Sawyer’s whitewashed fence, but there were few takers.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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