Washing stuff

any earthy deposit containing gold enough to pay for washing it; - so called among gold miners.

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"Ninety percent of the process is washing stuff. Dirty kettles will ruin your beer."
"It could be lots of people with dishwashers or it could be someone washing stuff down the drain."
'Each infantryman takes a basic 'fighting order' kit around his waist which will support him on the battlefield for 24 hours -food, ammunition, washing stuff, that kind of thing,' he says.
``Each infantryman takes a basic `fighting order' kit around his waist which will support him on the battlefield for 24 hours -food, ammunition, washing stuff, that kind of thing'' he says.``In his back pack there will generally be enough to sustain him for four days; spare batteries for radio equipment, spare clothing etc.''
Although cooking equipment and tents were provided, we had to bring sleeping bags and washing stuff. I've got used to travelling light and just had one rucksack for all the necessities plus a smaller daypack.