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clean room
as in:  manufactured in a clean room

And just like that, a clean room, everything I own put away and in order.
Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria — usually used in laboratory work or in assembly or repair of precision equipment
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Sometimes called a "white room" or compounded into "cleanroom."
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  • And just like that, a clean room, everything I own put away and in order.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • ) Clean room.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • Am I really in this warm bed in this clean room?
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • It was a small clean room, which she kept securely padlocked because of the "nigras."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • It was a bright, spotlessly clean room, with whitewashed walls and a big skylight.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • We did not get much to eat, nor that which was very good; but we had a good clean room, from the windows of which we could see what was going on in the street, which was very much better than though we had been placed in one of the dark, damp cells.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • She took him to the small clean room and lit a candle for him.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Within, he will remember wide, clean rooms, where nothing ever seems to be doing or going to be done, where everything is once and forever rigidly in place, and where all household arrangements move with the punctual exactness of the old clock in the corner.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Into the bleak, clean room the springfilled air blew in fainting gusts.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Approximates sterility of hospital operating room or NASA clean room.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • ’On my second visit Linton seemed in lively spirits; and Zillah (that is their housekeeper) made us a clean room and a good fire, and told us that, as Joseph was out at a prayer-meeting and Hareton Earnshaw was off with his dogs — robbing our woods of pheasants, as I heard afterwards — we might do what we liked.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • For one thing, he was lying under soft blankets on a comfortable wooden bed in a small, clean room whose walls were painted a pale blue.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He took it into the pleasant, clean room to Polly.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • For almost the first time in her life she had a decent bed in a clean room and tasteful meals and people around who were kind to her.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • in his clean room in the dirty Ayemenem House, Estha (not old, not young) sat on his bed in the dark.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • They took me to a warm, clean room and ordered me to strip, which I did.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • All chemical reactions complete, the sheet was sterilized and moved to a clean room.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • "We’ll need a clean room," Steve said, looking at all the spalled metal in the casing.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A clean room, a hot dish for dinner, and a bottle of not absolutely poisonous wine, are all I want tonight.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • And he’d ordered his lab people to build a clean room at the Bureau with unprecedented standards of hygiene.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Why, I should die comfortably in their own hospital—in a warm, clean room, with an attentive doctor—probably much more comfortably than I should at home.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • I first met Madelyn "Maddie" Parlier in the "clean room" of Standard Motor Products’ fuel-injector assembly line in Greenville, South Carolina.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • The purity of their features, and of the clean linen and the clean rooms, and of the night, the snow, the stars, the moon, surged through his heart in a single wave of meaning, moving him to a joyful sense of the triumphant purity of being.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • With spurious cheerfulness she announced everywhere, "I guess I’m a born spinster," and "No one will ever marry a plain schoolma’am like me," and "You men, great big noisy bothersome creatures, we women wouldn’t have you round the place, dirtying up nice clean rooms, if it wasn’t that you have to be petted and guided.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Clean rooms.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Further, the problems of "clean rooms" of industry, where dust and bacteria were kept at a minimum, and the "sterile chambers" under study at Bethesda, were also major.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Maddie was hired back and assigned to the fuel-injector clean room, where she continued to impress people by working hard, learning quickly, and displaying a good attitude.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • He was used to working on circuitry in a clean room and using high-powered microscopes and waldoes.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I try to give ’cause a square deal, decent wages, and a clean room, and reasonable time off.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • THE JPL Spacecraft Assembly Facility, known as the "clean room," was the little-known birthplace of the most famous spacecraft in Mars exploration history.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The entire machine—like most machines in the clean room—sits inside a large metal-and-plexiglass box with sensors to make sure that Maddie removes her hands from the machine before it runs.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • To Kara’s left, a long glass wall looked into a clean room where blue-capped, white-jacketed, masked technicians worked.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Metal is cut into a precise shape in the "unclean" part of the factory and is then washed in a huge industrial washing machine to remove any bits of dirt, flakes of skin, or other contaminants, and, pristine, enters the clean room.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • To show me the difference between the two, Tony takes me from Luke’s station through an air lock and into Standard’s bright-white clean room—about a quarter the size of the dirtier, louder factory floor—where dozens of people in booties, hairnets, and smocks, most of them women, stand at a series of workstations.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
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