in the laundry

in the laundry

with the clothes that are waiting to be washed. Is my blue shirt clean or is it in the laundry? All my socks are in the laundry. What shall I do?
See also: laundry
References in classic literature ?
I never succeeded in reading one book in all the time I spent in the laundry.
Although I did not yield to John Barleycorn while working in the laundry, a certain definite result was produced.
And when a girl in the laundry set down a hot iron on my hand this afternoon I was all the way home making up that story about the Welsh rabbit.
For two years I worked for a dollar and a half a week in the laundry.
During the day the greater part of the young men worked in the school's sawmill, and the young men worked in the laundry.
It seems that Tina is the child of the Frenchwoman who does the fine ironing in the laundry here.
On being shown her chamber, she was so dreadfully sensible of its comforts as to suggest the inference that she would have preferred to pass the night on the mangle in the laundry.