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whitewash -- as in: investigative whitewash
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  • After this solemnity Dad Silva took them to a musical comedy and sat between them, patting Martin’s shoulder, patting Leora’s arm, choking with delight when the comedian stepped into the pail of whitewash.
  • The frail and decent body was not comfortable in the board-lined whitewashed ward.
  • And he was again invited to dinner at the McGurks’, not by Capitola but by Ross McGurk, whose name had never had such a whitewashing.
  • He staggered from cot to cot, under the gospel texts he had lettered on the whitewashed wall, then he cried once, loudly, and dropped by the pine pulpit where he had joyed to preach.
  • These unfortunate cases he treated, giving the phage to alternate patients, in the somewhat barren almshouse of the parish, a whitewashed cabin the meaner against its vaulting background of banyans and breadfruit trees.
  • His brain was hectic with the memory of charts on the whitewashed broad planks, of the almshouse, the sun cracks in the wall, the puffy terrified faces of black patients, how one of the Twyford sons had knocked over an ampule of phage, and how itchingly hot it had been in the ward.

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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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