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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush.
  • Tom went on whitewashing—paid no attention to the steamboat.
  • Tom said: "Say, Jim, I’ll fetch the water if you’ll whitewash some."
  • She say she spec’ Mars Tom gwine to ax me to whitewash, an’ so she tole me go ’long an’
  • Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?
  • Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let ME whitewash a little."
  • There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash.
  • He had had a nice, good, idle time all the while—plenty of company —and the fence had three coats of whitewash on it!
  • If he hadn’t run out of whitewash he would have bankrupted every boy in the village.
  • When she found the entire fence whitewashed, and not only whitewashed but elaborately coated and recoated, and even a streak added to the ground, her astonishment was almost unspeakable.
  • When she found the entire fence whitewashed, and not only whitewashed but elaborately coated and recoated, and even a streak added to the ground, her astonishment was almost unspeakable.
  • In another moment he was flying down the street with his pail and a tingling rear, Tom was whitewashing with vigor, and Aunt Polly was retiring from the field with a slipper in her hand and triumph in her eye.
  • Sighing, he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost plank; repeated the operation; did it again; compared the insignificant whitewashed streak with the far-reaching continent of unwhitewashed fence, and sat down on a tree-box discouraged.
  • The boys were all eaten up with envy—but those that suffered the bitterest pangs were those who perceived too late that they themselves had contributed to this hated splendor by trading tickets to Tom for the wealth he had amassed in selling whitewashing privileges.
  • Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t.

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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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