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Wring out   /rɪŋ aʊt/   Listen
Wring out

verb
1.
Extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing.  Synonym: squeeze out.






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"Wring out" Quotes from Famous Books



... up at five o'clock in the morning, and after dressing herself very neatly (and being particularly careful to wring out her sponge) she made her own bed and tidied up the room. For a moment she thought of waking the grown-ups in the Palace and letting them enjoy the beautiful morning too, but a little reflection showed her that this would not be at all a kindly act; so, having dusted the Throne Room and performed ...
— Once on a Time • A. A. Milne

... the door and opening it. Mariette and me, we look at each other—but we don't move. Once more we look at each other, and then we sprang at them. I grabbed the skirt of a coat and she a belt—all wet enough to wring out. ...
— Under Fire - The Story of a Squad • Henri Barbusse

... and sprinkle over 1 tablespoonful bread crumbs; put on a layer of finely cut apples, sprinkle over 1 spoonful sugar, roll the dough up like a music sheet, brush the outside all over with beaten eggs and sprinkle with fine bread crumbs; dip a napkin into hot water, wring out dry and dust the inside with flour; put the pudding in center of cloth, fold the napkin around it, lap the ends over and fasten with a pin; tie a string around it, drop into slightly salted boiling water and boil for 2 hours; serve with the following sauce:—Mix 1 tablespoonful ...
— Desserts and Salads • Gesine Lemcke

... very good remedy which may be used with the above for quick relief, and to stop the child from crying, is the following: Fold a piece of flannel cloth (two thicknesses) the size of the baby's abdomen; wring out of very hot water and drop ten drops of turpentine over the surface,—at different spots,—of the flannel and lay on abdomen,—turpentine side next skin. Cover this with another piece of flannel,—two or three thicknesses, that has been dry-heated and allow to remain ...
— The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) - A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies • Grant Hague

... be symbolical, walling them in from all the world. "There is no help", it seemed to say to them; whatever strength they got they must wring out of their own hearts. Here in this place, it seemed to Thyrsis, he learned the real meaning of Winter; he saw it as primitive man had seen it, a cruel and merciless assailant, a fiend that came ravening, dealing destruction and death. He thought of ...
— Love's Pilgrimage • Upton Sinclair

... Wash well, rinse, wring out, and then dip in the following:—Boil a pound of indigo, two pounds of woad, and three ounces of alum, in a gallon of water. When the silk is of a proper colour, remove, rinse, ...
— Enquire Within Upon Everything - The Great Victorian Domestic Standby • Anonymous



Words linked to "Wring out" :   compress, contract, take out, pull, extract, draw out, pull up, compact, squeeze, pull out, press, constrict



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