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2. the techniques of achieving this condition. — aseptic, adj.
2. a sudatorium.
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- Clean and smooth as a peeled onion —O. Henry
- Clean and well-kept as a cemetery —Karl Shapiro
- (Her face) clean and white as a handkerchief —John Ashbery
- Clean as a Band-Aid —Max Apple
- Clean as a bleached bone —Wallace Stegner
- Clean as a convent cell —Vita Sackville-West
- Clean as a hound’s tooth —American colloquialism, attributed to New England
- (His heart felt) clean as a new green leaf —Stephen Vincent Benet
- Clean as a New England kitchen —Anon
- Clean as a newly laundered sheet —Rosamund Pilcher
Pilcher uses the “Clean as a sheet” simile to describe the smoothness and cleanliness of sand when the tide is out in a story entitled The White Birds.
- Clean as a new pin of every penny of debt —Sir Walter Scott
- Clean as a penny —William Robertson
A much used simile to describe anyone who is neatly and cleanly dressed.
- Clean as a pig’s whistle —American colloquialism, attributed to New England
Just plain “Clean as a whistle,” is said to stem from the fact that it takes a clean dry whistle to produce a good sound.
- Clean as a piglet bathed in milk —Mary Gordon
- Clean as a rose is after rain —James Whitcomb Riley
- Clean as a toilet bowl —Lincoln Kirstein
- (The woman was as) clean as a white rose in the morning gauze of dew —Carl Sandburg
- Clean as driftwood —Robert Hass
- (Legs) clean as marble —Beryl Markham
- Clean as new grass when the old grass burns —Carl Sandburg
- Clean as water pouring from a silver tap —Tennessee Williams
- Dirty as a glass roof in a train station —Leonard Cohen
- Dust balls sail like galleons [on a carpet] on the dry sea —Robert Irwin
- Fingernails … like watch crystals —Walker Percy
- Immaculate as a laboratory —Ben Ames Williams
- Spotless as naked innocence —John Smith
- The water’s (of swimming pool) like bouillabaisse. It’s got more things in it than Macy’s window —Noël Coward
|Noun||1.||cleanliness - the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections|
|2.||cleanliness - diligence in keeping clean|
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
fastidiousness - the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style; "neatness and fastidiousness of dress"
uncleanliness - lack of cleanly habits