Her chamber smelled of jasmine, her scrubbed body of flower musk.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church was a scrubbed-white structure looking like a New England calendar except for its city location.
Her whole house was scrubbed and cleaned on Saturdays; neither she nor the servants worked, and they all wore holiday dress and went to church.
The woman finally emerged, pale and drawn but scrubbed clean.
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.