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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bleaching-green a green for bleaching clothes on
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blĒ½can, from root of Bleak.


In literature:

Lurgan is reached, so celebrated for its diapers; and the fields there about are used as bleaching-greens.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
The long grass was a bleached white, and low down close to the sod fresh tiny green blades showed.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
William Orr was the son of a farmer and bleach-green proprietor, of Ferranshane, in the county of Antrim.
"Speeches from the Dock, Part I" by Various
There are near the village several of the most extensive bleach-greens in Switzerland.
"A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium" by Richard Boyle Bernard
Her things were washed by themselves and bleached on their own green, where the family washing never dared intrude.
"Old Kaskaskia" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Bleaching on Grass or on the Bleaching Green or Lawn.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
On my way to Antrim, viewed the bleach green of Mr. Thomas Sinclair; it is the completest I have seen here.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
The Rifles wore a square dark green patch, which the Soudan sun bleached to a pea green.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
And mermaidens comb out their green hair always, And bleach here their shining white clothes.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
The green began to bleach before my eyes.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
Select crisp, well-bleached heads of endive, separate the leaves, keeping the green leaves separate from the bleached; wash and dry.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
But now come; we must look after the linen that is bleaching on the green.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
These give the bleached oil a green tint when the chrome method is improperly conducted and they are not removed.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen

In poetry:

This is the way we bleach the clo'es:
Lay them out upon the green;
Through and through the sunshine goes,
Makes them white as well as clean!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
"All her bright-work green an' spotted,
All her paint-work bleached an' bare,
All her canvas black an' rotted,
An' not a living soul to care."
"Doldrums: One Of Murphy's Yarns" by Cicely Fox Smith
But sweet, thro' a' the varying year
Will Airthrie's banks and woods appear;
And crouse Craigforth, and princely Keir,
That crowns the scene;
And Allan water, glittering near
Its bleaching green.
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Grounds crews discovered bleach had been poured on the grass on the eighth green, a par-3 hole at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country.