Phrases with "cleaner"

George Gissing They clung desperately to habitations so vile that brutes would have forsaken them for cleaner and warmer retreats in archway and by roadside. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Finally, all very dispirited, they left the flat with the cleaner still there. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Wilkie Collins Jack was the cleaner man and the better dressed of the two. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Hour after hour went by with no results, and they were all thinking they had about had enough when the cleaner put in a belated appearance. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

The boats, in the first place, are built on the same plan, which is not the case with houses; and except as they run bigger or smaller, cleaner or dirtier, are as like each other as twin oysters. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Gertrude Stein It is not dirty, there is no cleaner passage and the best way to have it all express that is to cook a dinner. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Turning, I found that this warning had come from the cleaner who stood close beside me. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Eliot And as for cleanliness, my house is cleaner than any other house on the Common, though the half of ’em swarm with women. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing If not, I must look out for cleaner occupation. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope There is no good reason, perhaps, why they should have cleaner shirts than their outside brethren, or have been more particular in the use of soap and water, and brush and comb. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett Hilda followed Ada. Then George entered, cleaner than ordinary. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

D. H. Lawrence And every civilisation, when it loses its inward vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Industrial enterprises that formerly befouled the world with smoke, refuse and cinder heaps, are now cleaner in their habits than a well-trained cat. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arthur Morrison But the muddy old skin was white, and looked cleaner than its wont, and many of the wrinkles were gone. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells The modern brain is far more neatly packed and better arranged, cleaner and better lubricated. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Charles Dickens To be sure, it might have fewer bad smells and less decaying refuse, and it might be better drained, and much cleaner in many parts, and therefore infinitely more healthy. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

George Meredith Dandy was the cleaner of boots and runner of errands in the household of Melchisedec, having originally entered it on a dark night by the cellar. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

On this account and by the purging of the material into a cleaner body, the loadstone gives to the iron a greater force of attracting than there is in itself. On the Magnet by William Gilber

A cleaner was at work and he asked her where the clergyman lived. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Elizabeth Gaskell She herself, in the old days before her sorrow, had never made a brighter fire or a cleaner hearth, ready for her husband’s return home, than now awaited her. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

The broad cushions were certainly cleaner than the carpet; and it was something — it was a great deal — to be getting out of Cordova on any terms. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Willa Cather Und dem wooden shoes, what dey makes such fun of, is cleaner dan what leather is, to go round in de mud and manure. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle No cleaner job had ever been carried out in the bloodstained annals of the society. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Maria Edgeworth You have earned money since you have been with me — surely you can afford yourself a decent suit of clothes and a cleaner shirt. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Two things were painfully evident to the least observant: she was only a walking skeleton, while her husband was cleaner and more distressfully polite than ever. Into the Outer Darkness by Guy Boothby

But it seems I must take my orders from this child, when I hoped to slip off cannily to a cleaner countryside. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

H. G. Wells I may dissect it under water because that is cleaner and prettier than a heap of viscera on a board, and I shall have to buy a large baking-dish and cork and lead and pins. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Night-hawk was Jerry called; but no more lustrous or cleaner hansom than his ever closed its doors upon point lace and November violets. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Arnold Bennett Moreover the shop’s as clean as shops are, and a damned sight cleaner than most. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

G. K. Chesterton You may eat or drink anything essential to your stage of evolution, so long as you are evolving toward a clearer and cleaner ideal of bodily life. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle Your hands then were no cleaner than my own. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

Mark Twain But no — the sun shines as brightly down on old Pompeii to-day as it did when Christ was born in Bethlehem, and its streets are cleaner a hundred times than ever Pompeiian saw them in her prime. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope They seemed to me to be cleaner than the others, and, as far as I could learn, were in better health. North America by Anthony Trollope

Unless you can find a cleaner text to scan, you're stuck with fixing these errors. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Rudyard Kipling The City of the Houyhnhnms was specklessly clean — cleaner than any stable, racing or private, that he had been into. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

But I should-hope that in a general way my hands are cleaner than cook’s. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It is a cheap price to pay for a cleaner land. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The Indians here looked cleaner than those in or near Mexico, and were not more than half naked. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Ford Madox Ford And it’s a cleaner case than that of your Pre-Raphaelite horrors! No! I don’t read novels, but I follow tendencies. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell She was about among the earliest in the market, examining samples of oats, pricing them, and then turning with grim satisfaction to her own cleaner corn. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Rudyard Kipling The yoke he bore shall press him still,  And, long-ingrained effort goad To find, to fashion, and fulfil  The cleaner life, the sterner code. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Willa Cather I always wash the tub, — and, anyhow, he’s cleaner than most people. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

God knows, at least, I should not feel it in the way I feel it now, that it was I who brought her death on her; and I should have lived with cleaner soul and straighter steps, I think. Signa by Ouida

Andrew Lang They sent to fetch her, and she arrived covered with rags, but with her hands cleaner than usual, so that she could easily slip on the ring. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

That’s the pipe that was on the floor, and that’s the pipe cleaner he’d recently been using. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Anatole France He noticed that it now appeared cleaner and brighter than when he had given it to her, and was of opinion that this polish could only come from use. The Seven Wives of Bluebeard by Anatole France [1920]

It was kept cleaner than is usual in Nicaragua, and I noticed in the yard behind that some attempt at drainage had been made. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Henry James The effect of it was general — it had retouched his features, drawn them with a cleaner line. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Theodore Dreiser He was a silent man, American born, of a Swede father, and now employed as a cleaner of refrigerator cars at the stock-yards. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Stur It was but a scanty supply however, yet being cleaner and purer than any we had for some time seen, I stopped and had some tea. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur