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  • An 'if you treat a nigger to a dose o' cleanin'-rod

    Departmental Ditties & Barrack Room Ballads Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • An 'if you treat a nigger to a dose o' cleanin'-rod

    Verses 1889-1896 Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • An 'if you treat a nigger to a dose o' cleanin'-rod

    Barrack Room Ballads Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Bill Varney, stage driver, the theft of Kemble's cattle, the "cleanin '" of Jed Macintosh and, finally, the affair of last night at Poke Drury's.

    Six Feet Four Jackson Gregory 1912

  • "What're ye doin 'cleanin' them clubs so grand?" asked one caddie of another, who was evidently bestowing unusual pains on the polishing of the set that were in his keeping.

    The Complete Golfer Harry Vardon 1903

  • I got a heap o 'cleanin' ter do -- dem steps is all gormed up, dey's dat dirty.

    Kennedy Square Francis Hopkinson Smith 1876

  • I hope Renee's not bin 'cleanin' the silver again without the glasses on, am sure I can taste Dura-Glit.

    BBC Blog Network 2009

  • "Dey hired me out to Mr. Jack Weir's fambly when I wuz 'bout fo'teen years old to do washin ', ironin', an 'cleanin' up de house, an 'I wukked for 'em' til I married.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 4 Work Projects Administration

  • Jenny Horswell, her's a bit o 'a squint, but is a fair vitty maid tü t'cleanin'; or Vicky Mathers, her's as pretty as a picter, but her's not the money nor the house ways o 'Rose or Jenny, "he ended with thoughtful consideration.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener Leslie Moore

  •  We take turns cleanin 'the den and clean up after ourselves in the kitchen.

    Bread, Fish, Serpent, Stone 2010


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