from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brush for cleaning bottles.
- n. The field-horsetail, Equisetum arvense.
- n. The mare's-tail, Hippuris vulgaris.
- n. In Australia, the Callistemon lanceolatus. See Callistemon.
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With his wild shock of hair, bottle-brush mustache, and spectacles, Karl looked aloof and unapproachable.
I LIKE the bottle-brush drawings…the experimentation with color is cool.
Of course, it isn't up to me, so I dragged the white-trash bottle-brush tree down from the attic yesterday and assembled it.
Suddenly his blue eyes snapped open, and he leapt up and started hissing and spitting at the blank wall opposite, his creamy Siamese fur bottle-brush stiff.
He had steel gray hair and a matching bottle-brush mustache.
With these, and with a shorter grass, whose bottle-brush heads of pearly grey reached only to the ankle, the hill-sides were furred white and bowed themselves lowly towards us with each puff of the casual wind.
These flowers, which are shaped like a bottle-brush, are very full of honey.
His eyes and the end of his restless nose were pink; he could scratch himself anywhere he pleased with any leg, front or back, that he chose to use; he could fluff up his tail till it looked like a bottle-brush, and his war-cry as he scuttled through the long grass was: Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk!
They had only gone a few paces when Hermione's bandy-legged ginger cat, Crookshanks, came pelting out of the garden, bottle-brush tail held high in the air, chasing what looked like a muddy potato on legs.
He was light-skinned, with a thatch of thick white hair that stood up bottle-brush straight from his head.
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