The stove was very large, with bright nickel trimmings, and behind it there was a long wooden bench against the wall, and a tin washtub
, into which grandmother poured hot and cold water.
That's where she spent her time over the washtub
scrubbing people's dirty clothes.
But now for two months, she had had rheumatism in her arms, and was obliged to let the washtub
True, it was only a common washtub
that she placed on the kitchen floor and filled by hand; but it was a luxury that had taken her twenty-four years to achieve.
One cook lost a young 'un last week,--got drownded in a washtub
, while she was a hangin' out the clothes,--and I reckon it would be well enough to set her to raisin' this yer.
Also, on each landing there is a medley of boxes, chairs, and dilapidated wardrobes; while the windows have had most of their panes shattered, and everywhere stand washtubs
filled with dirt, litter, eggshells, and fish-bladders.
But there wan't no romance floating around in dishpans and washtubs
, or in factories and hash-joints.
He poked around in the cellar until he found an old washtub
In the summer we sometimes planned ahead by pumping a washtub
of water in the morning and letting it sit in the hot sun all day.
Selling point The removable washtub
(available in four colours, an extra one costs pounds 50) doubles up as a laundry basket and washing drum, doing away with loading and unloading.
As my painting outfit and epidermis absorbed most of the gallon of paint, my dear wife could complain only of the dent I had put in her washtub
The Rhythm Makers consist of Ragtime Kit on steel guitar and lead vocals, Washrag Joe on washtub
bass and banjo, and Washboard Willis on, you guessed it, the washboard.