Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who brushes.
- n. In leather manufacturing, one who performs the mechanical work of dyeing skins. C. T. Davis, Leather, p. 728.
- n. A miner who enlarges the roadways by breaking down the roof-rock or by taking up rock from the floor.
- n. A local Australian name for the small, active kangaroos which inhabit the scrub, or brush.
- n. Someone who brushes (any of the meanings)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, brushes.
“The cloth on a number of beams is sewed into a strip and passes through a machine variously known as a "brusher," "shearer," or "calendar.”
“She was employed as an enamelled ware brusher, wherein lead poisoning is encountered.”
“Again there isnâ€™t one brush that will cover all opponents and the negativism is very likely to splash around the brushees and get the brusher.”
“Always a young man known, as a “pusher,” he had been, since the day of his graduation from the manual training department of a New York High School, an inveterate brusher of clothes, hair, teeth, and even eyebrows, and had learned the value of laying all his clean socks toe upon toe and heel upon heel in a certain drawer of his bureau, which would be known as the sock drawer.”
“And she was always the fastest tooth brusher in the family, although admittedly she had the advantage of only having that one tooth.”
“The Bather/Brusher Grooming program prepares the student for employment as a bather/brusher in a professional grooming establishment.”
“The machine she had indicated was a walk-brusher, evidently going out to clean the walk to a garden at the edge of the dome.”
“It is then dried and the nap briskly brushed in a steam brusher and laid evenly in one direction.”
“Are you a good brusher?" asked the boy, suddenly; "can you brush the balls well?”
“It was the Majors great pride to know the prospective movements at the Castle sooner than any one else, and he was not above exchanging snuff-mulls with Wat Thomson, the ducal boot-brusher, if ducal news could only be got thereby.”
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