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Synonyms for scrubbing

the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

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Day after day he came to his work--sweeping, scrubbing, cleaning.
It being Sunday, the four were free from work, and they had come early, to work harder than on any week day, washing walls and windows, scrubbing floors, laying carpets and linoleum, hanging curtains, setting up the stove, putting the kitchen utensils and dishes away, and placing the furniture.
The chastened melancholy induced by many months of fetching of pails of water, of scrubbing floors with a mop, and of jumping like a firecracker to avoid excited bees had been purged from him by the lights and the music and the wine.
Under the high hanging shelves supporting great sides of bacon overhead, her body was busy by the great fireplace, attentive to the pot swinging on iron gallows, scrubbing the long table where the field hands would sit down directly to their evening meal.
Red-armed, and aproned in coarse sacking up to the arm-pits, she exhaled the anguish of the poor in a breath of soap-suds and rum, in the uproar of scrubbing, in the clatter of tin pails.
These long letters began with the words, "My darling wife," and the steward, between the scrubbing of the floors and the dusting of chronometer-boxes, snatched at every opportunity to read them.
There were not cleaner windows, or whiter floors, or brighter Stoves, or more highly shining articles of furniture in old mahogany; there was not more rubbing, scrubbing, burnishing and polishing, in the whole street put together.
She was not scrubbing indiscriminately, for there would be further dirt of the same atrocious kind made by people who had still to fetch away their purchases; but she was bent on bringing the parlor, where that "pipe-smoking pig," the bailiff, had sat, to such an appearance of scant comfort as could be given to it by cleanliness and the few articles of furniture bought in for the family.
On bringing him home he resorted to every means of cleaning, and subjected the man to incessant scrubbings.
To use just the hamam costs e1/430 for one person which includes a towel, soap and a scrubbing loofah as well as complementary tea and lokum.
April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's face it: scrubbing the toilet isn't the most glamorous activity.
A good amount of sugar beads for exfoliating, and the thick, clay-like goop feels like it washes as well as scrubbing.
CHICAGO -- International Home and Housewares Show; Booth N6450 -- Household scrubbing pads are like sandpaper with varying grades and grits, and most are too abrasive for natural stone surfaces, leaving scratches that require costly repair.
DenTek has rolled out new Scrub Betweens Dental Pick, a soft scrubbing dental pick with thousands of microbristles.
InPro Interior Coating 2500 is 16 times more durable than average paint, standing up to extreme amounts of scrubbing and washing without fading, according to the company.