(Zoöl.), the raccoon.Washing bottle(Chem.), a bottle fitted with glass tubes passing through the cork, so that on blowing into one of the tubes a stream of water issuing from the other may be directed upon anything to be washed or rinsed, as a precipitate upon a filter, etc.Washing fluid, a liquid used as a cleanser, and consisting usually of alkaline salts resembling soaps in their action. Washing machine, a machine for washing; specifically, a machine for washing clothes.Washing soda. (Chem.) See Sodium carbonate, under Sodium.Washing stuff, any earthy deposit containing gold enough to pay for washing it; — so called among gold miners.

(Wash`ing*to"ni*an) a.

1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, George Washington; as, a Washingtonian policy. Lowell.

2. Designating, or pertaining to, a temperance society and movement started in Baltimore in 1840 on the principle of total abstinence.n. A member of the Washingtonian Society.

(Wash"-off`) a. (Calico Printing) Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable; — said of colors not fixed by steaming or otherwise.

(Wash"out`) n. The washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad, where the earth has been washed away.

(Wash"pot`) n.

1. A pot or vessel in which anything is washed.

2. (Tin-Plate Manuf.) A pot containing melted tin into which the plates are dipped to be coated.

(Wash"stand`) n. A piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites for washing the person.

(Wash"tub`) n. A tub in which clothes are washed.

(Wash"y) a. [From Wash.]

1. Watery; damp; soft. "Washy ooze." Milton.

2. Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; as, washy tea; washy resolutions.

A polish . . . not over thin and washy.
Sir H. Wotton.

3. Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor; as, a washy horse. [Local, U. S.]

(Wa"site) n. [See Wasium.] (Min.) A variety of allanite from Sweden supposed to contain wasium.

(Wa"si*um) n. [NL. So called from Wasa, or Vasa, the name of a former royal family of Sweden.] (Chem.) A rare element supposed by Bahr to have been extracted from wasite, but now identified with thorium.

(Wasp) n. [OE. waspe, AS. wæps, wæfs; akin to D. wesp, G. wespe, OHG. wafsa, wefsa, Lith. vapsa gadfly, Russ. osa wasp, L. vespa, and perhaps to E. weave.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus Vespa, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of which are called yellow jackets.

Washing bear

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