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The partial cleansing of the monument had evidently been accomplished by a strange hand.
I labeled the bottle "The Amsterdam Cleansing Compound"; and I wrapped round it the following note:
Green had implicitly followed the directions in the letter the moment he received it--had allowed the "Amsterdam Cleansing Compound" to remain on the Rembrandt until eight o'clock in the evening--had called for the softest linen cloth in the whole house--and had then, with his own venerable hands, carefully wiped off the compound, and with it the whole surface of the picture!
He wondered if it was the wind that was blowing the disease away and cleansing the pestilential land.
But my desire is now to have Leisure without Loitering." So now he lived as he himself said "a long cleansing week of five years." Then the end came.
And presently Taug, who had escaped with only a few scratches, came and squatted beside Tarzan and watched him as he played with the little balu, and at last he too leaned over and helped Teeka with the cleansing and the healing of the ape-man's hurts.
But of Leach's behaviour-- By the time I had finished cleansing the cabin he had taken care of Johnson.
Sarah had crystallized in the era of the weekly Saturday night bath, and any increase in this cleansing function was regarded by her as putting on airs and as an insinuation against her own cleanliness.
The old man stopped in his work, and cleansing his spade with a piece of slate he had by him for the purpose--and scraping off, in the process, the essence of Heaven knows how many Becky Morgans-- set himself to consider the subject.
I stopped behind the last shrub in the avenue, pulled up my collar, rubbed my shabby hat and my trousers with the cuffs of my sleeves, dusted my coat with the sleeves themselves, and gave them a final cleansing rub one against the other.
Then there had been the work of cleansing to the strictest purity every object in the sacred chamber, and of removing from it every trace of common daily occupation.
But for their usefulness in partially cleansing these terrible streets, they would not be tolerated long.
It was as though he were going through a sort of cleansing bath.
I had resigned the hope of cleansing his name from the stain that rested on it--a stain still, no matter how little it might look in the eye of the Law.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has noted that chlorohexidine gluconate solutions with high concentrations of alcohol are contraindicated for vaginal cleansing. (1) However, although not approved for vaginal cleansing, solutions of chlorohexidine gluconate with low alcohol content (4% alcohol concentration) are safe and may be effective for off-label use as vaginal cleansings.