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whitewash -- as in: investigative whitewash
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Our readers will follow us along the only street of this little village, and enter with us one of the houses, which is sunburned to the beautiful dead-leaf color peculiar to the buildings of the country, and within coated with whitewash, like a Spanish posada.
  • The room was whitewashed, as is the custom in prisons, but it looked quite brilliant to a prisoner, though a stove, a bed, a chair, and a table formed the whole of its sumptuous furniture.
  • To a Parisian accustomed to silken curtains, walls hung with velvet drapery, and the soft perfume of burning wood, the white smoke of which diffuses itself in graceful curves around the room, the appearance of the whitewashed cell which greeted his eyes on awakening seemed like the continuation of some disagreeable dream.

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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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