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  • n  furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
  • n  a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

  • One wet, crumpled towel is left on the washstand, the legacy of yesterday's guest, who seems to have shined his shoes with it.
  • When she came back she ordered the nurse to get some ice, and placed the bottle on a washstand.
  • In the bed room was a cupboard (containing a washstand) equipped with an automatic light switch.
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  • Brockton chase leads to drug arrests
    By Nat Shapira Special to the Enterprise “Be progressive. Keep Gillette on your home washstand—take it with you when you travel…Life is brighter when a clean face is an every morning habit.”—Gillette ad, 1910. *  *  * As the bathroom sink was filling with hot water, I was in the pre-soap stage, just beginning to splash my bearded face, when the cat, who had been lying, purring, atop the ...
    Aug. 13, 2013 - The Brockton Enterprise

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