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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clean \Clean\ (kl[=e]n), adjective [Compar. {Cleaner} (kl[=e]n"[~e]r); superl. {Cleanest}.] [OE. clene, AS. cl[=ae]ne; akin to OHG. chleini pure, neat, graceful, small, G. klein small, and perh. to W. glan clean, pure, bright; all perh. from a primitive, meaning bright, shining. Cf. {Glair}.]

1. Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.

2. Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.

3. Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.

4. Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.

5. Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.

When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field. --Lev. xxiii. 22.

6. Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.

Create in me a clean heart, O God. --Ps. li. 10

That I am whole, and clean, and meet for Heaven --Tennyson.

7. (Script.) Free from ceremonial defilement.

8. Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy. "Lothair is clean." --F. Harrison.

9. Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.

{A clean bill of health}, a certificate from the proper authority that a ship is free from infection.

{Clean breach}. See under {Breach}, noun, 4.

{To make a clean breast}. See under {Breast}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clean \Clean\, adverb

1. Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely. "Domestic broils clean overblown." --Shak. "Clean contrary." --Milton.

All the people were passed clean over Jordan. --Josh. iii. 17.

2. Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously. [Obs.] "Pope came off clean with Homer." --Henley.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clean \Clean\ (kl[=e]n), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cleaned} (kl[=e]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaning}.] [See {Clean}, adjective, and cf. {Cleanse}.] To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.

{To clean out}, to exhaust; to empty; to get away from (one) all his money. [Colloq.] --De Quincey.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out" [syn: {clean}, {plumb}, {plum}]

2: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly" [syn: {fairly}, {fair}, {clean}] [ant: {below the belt}, {unfairly}]


1: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals" [ant: {dirty}, {soiled}, {unclean}]

2: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner" [syn: {clean}, {clear}]

3: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell" [syn: {clean}, {clear}, {light}, {unclouded}]

4: free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air" [syn: {clean}, {fresh}]

5: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"

6: ritually clean or pure [ant: {impure}, {unclean}]

7: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean" [syn: {clean}, {uncontaminating}] [ant: {contaminating}, {dirty}]

8: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke" [syn: {clean}, {unobjectionable}] [ant: {dirty}]

9: free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound" [syn: {uninfected}, {clean}]

10: morally pure; "led a clean life" [syn: {clean}, {clean- living}]

11: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript" [syn: {clean}, {fair}]

12: (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins" [syn: {blank}, {clean}, {white}]

13: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: {clean}, {sporting}, {sporty}, {sportsmanlike}]

14: without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"

15: thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"

16: not carrying concealed weapons

17: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife" [syn: {clean}, {neat}]

18: free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"


1: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead [syn: {clean and jerk}, {clean}]


1: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth" [syn: {clean}, {make clean}] [ant: {begrime}, {bemire}, {colly}, {dirty}, {grime}, {soil}]

2: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey" [syn: {clean}, {pick}]

3: clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week" [syn: {houseclean}, {clean house}, {clean}]

4: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner" [syn: {cleanse}, {clean}]

5: be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

6: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"

7: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm" [syn: {clean}, {strip}]

8: remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"

9: remove unwanted substances from [syn: {scavenge}, {clean}]

10: remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"

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Telecommunications Act of 1996

From the FCC website, "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other."


I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.


Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:

Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.
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