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.
While toiling in the laundry my mind, informed and eager to do and be, was crucified.
There happened to be a bath-tub for the servants in the laundry building, and he electrified Joe by taking a cold bath.
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.