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  • Though he will always be known as Brillo - the name Private Eye gave him because of his wiry hair - he has learned to laugh at himself.

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  • There is a popular dishwashing scourer called Brillo and this may partly explain the spread of Brill into the language.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 3

  • I wonder if we'll have a repeat of the whole legal episode on the show that seemed to have striking similarities to the Bova/Ellison story "Brillo" ...

    Let's Look At Sci Fi Channel's Press Upfront Announcements

  • I was more taken with just reading about the process than the final results, but did love the 'Brillo' shower.

    FAZED

  • 's famed "Brillo" boxes with Louis Vuitton luggage in this 2008 work, "Stacked," priced to sell for at least £4,000 or $6,600.

    Phillips de Pury's 'Now' Sale

  • She gave a blow-by-blow account of the post-coital shower they took together, how Dieter Brock asked her to scrub his nether parts with a brand new Brillo pad.

    Don't Mind If I Don't

  • Using soap suds and what felt like a Brillo Pad, he began scrubbing every nook and cranny of by body.

    Rick Steves: A Naked, Post-Soviet Hot Tub Experience

  • He's scrubbing a gravy stain off the stainless steel stove top with a Brillo pad, and my mother's words have not interrupted his perfect circular motions.

    Charlie Carillo: That Look on Her Face

  • Rob Pruitt's tribute to Andy Warhol in Union Square—a monument that has inspired offerings of Campbell's tomato soup cans and Brillo boxes—will be staying a little longer.

    Warhol Homage Is Extended

  • He decided a box of Brillo pads, a can of lye, and a four pack of plastic combs would do.

    SAMESON JAMESON

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