from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cord, rope, or wire on which clothes may be hung to dry or air.
- transitive v. Sports To knock down (an opponent in an athletic contest) by hooking the neck with an outstretched arm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry
- v. To knock (a person) over by striking his or her upper body or neck with one's arm, as if he or she had run into a low clothesline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope or wire on which clothes are hung to dry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rope on which clothes are hung to dry after being washed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cord on which clothes are hung to dry
More telling about age than her reference to a clothesline is her use of the word “drawers.”
I know having a clothesline is very old-fashioned, but I love mine.
Paint the outside camo/cornfield color and stuff cornstalks in clothesline that is stapled around the outside.
THE POLITICS OF LITERATURE candidates 9/3/08 election news a woman spits up sticks & stones sharpening the darkness of her smile a poet the color of a crow on the clothesline is perfect
Really hope the new pull out clothesline is operational by the end of the day (ditto ‘wrongness’ when it comes to using a dryer in summer).
I think, when my kids are a bit older and more able to do without me here for an hour or so at a time, I might just start hanging out at the laundromat - at least on wet, cloudy days like today where the clothesline is not an option.
And it wasn't even that I was looking at it, because we were in the kitchen and you can't even see the clothesline from the kitchen.
Just because she knows what a clothesline is doesn’t make her a little old lady.
Install a solar powered clothes dryer (aka a clothesline).
The clothesline is the Maginot line in a battle over the right to conserve energy by drying laundry outdoors.