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 Clean and Unclean Animals.Clear (verb). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cleaned Out.
 
Impoverished of everything. De Quincey says that Richard Bentley, after his lawsuit with Dr. Colbatch, “must have been pretty well cleaned out.”   1
 


 Clean and Unclean Animals.Clear (verb). 

 
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