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clean

1. mod. not using drugs; not involved with drugs. I’ve been clean for more than a month now.
2. mod. sober; not intoxicated with drugs at the moment. (Almost the same as sense 1) Just being clean for a day is an accomplishment.
3. mod. not breaking any law. (Police and underworld.) I’m clean, officer. You can’t charge me with anything.
4. mod. not carrying a weapon. (Police and underworld.) I frisked him. He’s clean.
5. mod. well-dressed. Now there’s a clean dude!
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The point of transition from one poem to the other, acting like the hinge between the diptych leaves, (22) gives rise to an apparently asymmetrical construction, since Cleanness (1812 lines) is much longer than Patience (531 lines).
In fact, there does not seem to be much argumentative force in this passage at all, and in this respect, it is typical of Cleanness as a whole.
Through its emphasis on the supersession of Christianity over Judaism, Cleanness participates in and contributes to anti-Judaic discourse.
He said CDA cleanness drive would be launched in every market of the city.
Key factors in this regard are the material or combination of materials, the soiling, the geometry of the component, the degree of cleanness required in terms of both film and particulate soiling, and the production throughput.
"Tiger caught our eye in the ring due to his length, top line and hind quarter muscling, bone and cleanness through the neck," he said.
Currently, automobiles clearing emission control standards are given stickers bearing one to three stars in accordance with their cleanness and are subject to corresponding tax breaks.
There are a clarity and cleanness to his craftsmanship which heighten the ideational projection the image sprays at us.
She explains that 'the phrase fayre formez' from the opening of Cleanness has been 'adopted as the central term for this poet's poetics' (p.
Cleanness not only extolls heterosexual love-making not aimed at reproduction, it characterizes its celebration of loveplay as emanating from the Creator.
An "island of liberty and harmony in a sea of dictatorship and discord and a citadel of peace through stormy centuries," to quote a 1938 New York Times analysis; "it is a land of hard work and frugal habits, of justice and cleanness and tolerance, of the very essence of live-and-let-live" - and, not incidentally, the bulwark of free market capitalism in Europe.
'And as thunder rolls among dark torres, that sound I believe was in no way quieter.' It occurs too at Cleanness 951, of clouds rising when fire and brimstone rain down on Sodom and Gomorrah.
The aim of this survey is to describe the evolution of Gollancz's views on the codex containing Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Gawain and the Green Knight and to explore the ways that his views have shaped modern critical perspectives on the Pearl texts and their unique surviving manuscript.
"The removal of inclusions from molten aluminum by floatation is a commercially accepted technique for improving metal cleanness," said Luiz Martins, RPT Technologies, Inc.
He checked ingredient rates, quality and quantity in different stalls and also checked the cleanness and Security situation, Assistant Commissioner Chaudhry Muhammad Arshid also present on the occasion.