Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brush for cleaning, blacking, or polishing shoes.
“Hunchy took up a shoe-brush again, the woman went to peel potatoes, the children turned over the pages of some old magazines they had found.”
“Hunchy lost his temper suddenly and threw the shoe-brush he was using straight at Julian.”
“Hunchy got another shoe-brush and went on polishing, muttering angrily under his breath.”
“The Rev. Sunil K. Masih, a portly 46-year-old with a shoe-brush mustache, administered the Indian Methodist church's northern conclave here for five years.”
“Standing outside the city council door, on the Monday evening when the bill was finally passed, Mr. Samuel Blackman, president of the South Side Gas Company, a little, wispy man with shoe-brush whiskers, declared emphatically:”
“Yellow as gamboge, bald except for hair behind his ears that looked like a worn-out shoe-brush, nose broken down the middle, a squinting eye, the foul lees and dregs of a man.”
“To Thomas Cresacre, Private, was debited the cost of one new shoe-brush.”
“Would some other officer look at the ledger and wonder who had written -fivepence, one shoe-brush-, against the name Thomas Cresacre?”
“The window-cleaner waved a shoe-brush at Fatty, and the boy went round to the front, untied Buster from the fence and walked back home.”
“The hair round his face stood out like the bristles of a shoe-brush, and there was a curl in the knob of hair at the end of his tail that amply compensated for his inactivity.”
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