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whitewash

1. tv. to make something look better than it really is; to conceal something bad. Now, don’t try to whitewash this incident. Open up about it.
2. n. an act or campaign of covering up something bad. They tried to give the scandal the old whitewash, but it didn’t work.
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She cites iconic 20th- and 21st-century ecclesiastical architecture that emulates a whitewashed finish, such as Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp (Fig.
Whitewashed Adobe is a cultural and ethnic history of Los Angeles but is not necessarily about Mexicans, as Deverell admits.
Internally, stone walls are rendered with mud and whitewashed or prepared for murals; floors of local wood were formerly of popular and cypress, and are now of Himalayan blue pine.
COLOR's patented laser light source allows full-color, large format video images to be laser-projected on a variety of surfaces such as multi-sided rear- screen displays, front projected screens and whitewashed walls, using an array of red, green and blue lasers.
TEAM SOUTH AFRICA ITALY 44 10 SCOTLAND were given a stark warning about how far they will have to raise their game if they are not to be whitewashed in their four-team tournament when South Africa were made to hang on for victory by a buoyant and passionate Italy side.
They went to India for an ODI series and were whitewashed, and then they came here and this has happened - so in a way a loss wasn't wholly unexpected, but no one expected England to fold so meekly in UAE - that is a total surprise," he added.
Leaders Saltersgill came away with a 5-3 win at the Laurel, Cleveland Huntsman won 5-3 at the Fountain, Beechwood won 6-2 at Eston, Viking A whitewashed Saltersgill B 8-0 and Rileys beat White Rose B 7-1.
If one listens to CADW, not only should the church be whitewashed, it should have all glass windows removed, all metal nails taken out, gas, electric and water disconnected; locks and bolts taken away.
Hotshots' ladies side completed two more dominating victories in Division One, as they whitewashed SGN 6-0 and followed it with a 5-1 victory over Four Oaks.
Six darts 301 points and a darts Fives 4-3 win also went to the visitors but the Lane whitewashed their opponents at snooker and dominoes and then took four bagatelle points but it wasn't quite enough.
Hunter whitewashed Welshman Lee Walker 5-0, firing in breaks of 116,99,61,57 and 53.
And King won't fancy that clash having been whitewashed 6-0 by the Wishaw wizard in the recent British Open semi-finals.
Each one- to four-bedroom cave comes complete not only with running water, but with brightly whitewashed living room, dining room and kitchen, and sitting rooms with views over the river gorge that slices through town.
Rising 30 metres above entrance level, the tower's pinwheeling planes of red brick and whitewashed concrete grandly summarise the dynamism of Leiviska's fundamental structural approaches.
As well as the main house, the site contains a converted cottage used as a studio and the old water mill, now a large whitewashed exhibition space.