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Clothes on clotheslines in Northern Germany

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clothes +‎ line

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clothesline (plural clotheslines)

  1. A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry
    Hang this towel out on the clothesline for me.

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clothesline (third-person singular simple present clotheslines, present participle clotheslining, simple past and past participle clotheslined)

  1. To knock (a person) over by striking his or her upper body or neck with one's arm, as if he or she had run into a low clothesline.
    The ref called a personal foul, when he clotheslined the running back.

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