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wet mop

a long-handled, absorbent mop designed to clean floors with water.


[wet-mop] /ˈwɛtˌmɒp/
verb (used with object), wet-mopped, wet-mopping.
to clean (a floor) with a wet mop. Unabridged
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  • It consisted merely in fitting a tube to the ship's kettle, and applying a wet mop to the surface as the vapour was passing.

  • Becca had come out with a wet mop in her hands, which she proceeded to wring.

  • Mrs. Carter sent the wet mop flying after Miss Betsy, and the young lady, dexterously evading it, flung-to the door and departed.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It was extinguished by putting a wet mop upon it; which must be kept there for a little time, otherwise it would not go out.

  • “Master Gaoler bringeth alway a wet mop,” said little Roger confidentially.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt

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