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whitewash
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2 uses
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Definition
cover up a wrong or error
  • The walls of all the rooms was plastered, and most had carpets on the floors, and the whole house was whitewashed on the outside.
    Chapter 17 (98% in)
  • ...sickly grass-patches in the big yard, but mostly it was bare and smooth, like an old hat with the nap rubbed off; big double log-house for the white folks—hewed logs, with the chinks stopped up with mud or mortar, and these mud-stripes been whitewashed some time or another; round-log kitchen, with a big broad, open but roofed passage joining it to the house; log smoke-house back of the kitchen; three little log nigger-cabins in a row t'other side the smoke-house; one little hut all by...
    Chapter 32 (9% in)

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