White-Washing, is the act of cleansing ceilings and walls, with a solution of lime in water, to which a little'size is occasionally added.

The practice of white-washing apartments eminently contributes to the preservation of health : hence we would recommend the proprietors of cottages, to enjoin their tenants regularly to perform this operation, at least once annually. In countries abounding with lime, the expence will be trifling; and, even though this article should be purchased, the whole cost will not exceed one shilling. It ought to be remarked, however, that hot or quick-lime is preferable to any other, and must be employed as soon as possible after it is slacked 3 for, by attending to this circumstance, its effects in destroying vermin, and removing Infection, will be considerably increased.