washing, noun

EnglishShow more Figurative use of general English washing washed clothes.
noncount, obs.
In township English: see quotation. See also staff.
1968 Cole & Flaherty House of Bondage 60Within seconds the cars are full...Dozens of others have crowded onto the couplings between the cars or cling to precarious hand- and footholds on the outside. ‘Washing’ they call it. For when a train goes by at speed these passengers look like clothes hanging on a washline. It is no exaggeration to say that this wash hangs on for dear life.
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