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whitewash
used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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Definition
cover up a wrong or error
  • Here under his feet would rise a house of whitewashed brick.
    1.3 (39% in)
  • The whitewashed brick plantation house seemed an island set in a wild red sea, a sea of spiraling, curving, crescent billows petrified suddenly at the moment when the pink-tipped waves were breaking into surf.
    1.1 (27% in)
  • Scarlett, whose room lay across the hall from her mother's, knew from babyhood the soft sound of scurrying bare black feet on the hardwood floor in the hours of dawn, the urgent tappings on her mother's door, and the muffled, frightened negro voices that whispered of sickness and birth and death in the long row of whitewashed cabins in the quarters.
    1.3 (7% in)
  • The wistaria tumbling over the verandas showed bright against the whitewashed brick, and it joined with the pink crepe myrtle bushes by the door and the white-blossomed magnolias in the yard to disguise some of the awkward lines of the house.
    1.3 (84% in)
  • Scarlett struck a few chords and her voice floated out to them from the parlor, sweetly, sadly, in the words of a popular song: "Into a ward of whitewashed walls Where the dead and dying lay— Wounded with bayonets, shells and balls— Somebody's darling was borne one day.
    3.17 (30% in)
  • Behind the ruins the row of whitewashed slave quarters stood silent and deserted under the overhanging trees.
    3.24 (10% in)
  • She walked back across the yard and took the path down toward the silent row of whitewashed cabins in the quarters, calling "Hello!" as she went.
    3.25 (36% in)
  • The squatty log chicken house was clay daubed against rats, weasels and clean with whitewash, and so was the log stable.
    4.40 (2% in)

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