clean down

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vt sep car, lorrywaschen; wallsabwaschen
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My first aim will be to CLEAN DOWN (do you comprehend the full force of the expression?
And just then Hughie fetched him a clout that knocked him clean down the stairs and off the veranda.
They went to work at once, plowing, barrowing, rolling, furrowing, in admirable order, as if they were bent on making this a model farm; but when I was looking sharp to see what kind of seed they dropped into the furrow, a gang of fellows by my side suddenly began to hook up the virgin mould itself, with a peculiar jerk, clean down to the sand, or rather the water -- for it was a very springy soil -- indeed all the terra firma there was -- and haul it away on sleds, and then I guessed that they must be cutting peat in a bog.
Yet the fact remains that the reader, who was a fine, robust old man, was knocked clean down by it as if it had been the butt end of a pistol.
At the time the photo was taken, that area of the kitchen was in the process of being cleaned again as part of our pub's pre-evening shift clean down.
The restoration works are to remove existing sash and opening sections, clean down and strip back paint, repair all damaged or decayed parts and re-putty as necessary.
It has changed our comfort levels within many areas of the business and is providing plentiful amounts of hot water for our clean down process within the production area.
These quick action clamp handles in high grade AISI CF-8 and AISI 303 make fast work of repetitive adjustments and other temporary location tasks in food, pharmaceutical, and other clean down environments.
The new product range of Adhesive Cleaners and Release Agents manufactured under ISO 9001/14001 accreditations covers a wide variety of applications such as external adhesive removers for in situ cleaning, liquid hot melt purges for premelt units and hoses, release agents which prevent the unwanted adhesion of both hot and cold glues, thus ensuring faster and easier clean down times.
4pm: I make sure the salon is kept clean throughout the day so that customers never see it untidy, and we start a thorough clean down of all of the work stations at the latter part of the day.
A comprehensive clean down programme has commenced.

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