whitewash

Part of speech: verb

To coat with whitewash.

Part of speech: verb

To attemp to excuse or defend a corrupt person, act, or thing.

Part of speech: noun

A mixture of slaked lime and water, used for whitening walls, etc.

Part of speech: noun

Whitewasher.

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Usage examples "whitewash":

  1. " We'll hire Eradicate Sampson to stand guard with a bucket of whitewash. - "Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road", Victor Appleton.
  2. Why, he hadn't been in the house half an hour when he offered to help me whitewash. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
  3. " Oh, I am a little better, thank you," replied I. " Well, I am glad of it, because I want to whitewash your room; for if the coloured man stops to do it to- morrow, he'll be for charging us another quarter of a dollar." - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).