Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brush with stiff, short bristles for cleaning woodwork, or the like, with water and soap, and sometimes sand.
“The nails were discoloured and black, while the skin was already grained with dirt which even a scrubbing-brush could not remove.”
“In despair Mr. and Mrs. Browning went down on their knees beside a pail of water and did their best to exorcise the pest with soap and scrubbing-brush.”
“When the two others came home from hunting, Fir-twister said nothing to them of the old mannikin and of the blows which he himself had received, and thought, “When they stay at home, they may just try their chance with the little scrubbing-brush;” and the mere thought of that gave him pleasure already.”
“Borrowing of Goton, the cuisinière, a pail of water and a scrubbing-brush, I made this seat clean.”
“When he came to the kitchen Aunt Sawney was on her knees with soap and scrubbing-brush.”
“A small man with a large head and a scrubbing-brush hair-style appeared in the gloom.”
“The hair on his head stood up like a scrubbing-brush.”
“At every other door is seen the lady of the house at work with pail, broom, scrubbing-brush, rags, metal-polish, etc.”
“For a moment there was silence, through which we could hear the scrubbing-brush of the chambermaid on the marble hall of the first floor.”
“For four days chaos reigned, with the broom and scrubbing-brush for prime ministers.”
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