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ID #4016

clean

v. 1. [OED, said by servants of making themselves clean] to wash oneself: [to a child at bedtime] Go clean! (San Sal.). [to a child ] Every time you go nanny you must clean, you hear? (Nassau). (Black)

2. [W Car.; cf. OED clean adj. of arable land: free from weeds] to weed: cleaning the garden. (Gen.) 

3. [Car.; of. DAY-CLEAN] (of day) to break: Just when day clean. (Black)

—n. [cf. CLEAN v. 3] the break of day: 1966 At the clean of the day (Crowley 49).

Tags: noun, time, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-10 12:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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