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“At the Cleaners” (1.156)
(483 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Humorous Texts

“At the Cleaners” (1.156)


“Come on fuller, let me give you instructions! Wash my garment!

Don’t ignore my instructions and

don’t carry out your own methods!

You should set the hem and the lining in place;


you should stitch the front to the inside;

you should pick the thread of the border;

you should soak the thin part in beer;

you should carry out a filtering operation with a sieve;

you should loosen the hem of …

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Livingstone, Alasdair, ““At the Cleaners” (1.156)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>

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