from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whisk-broom or clothes-brush made from broom-corn.


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  • Her stiff hair stands straight up in a broom-brush mohawk all the way down her spine, bracketed by her backless purple evening dress.

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  • But by the time she returned with her sister and the parson, he was quite happy again, gazing up with dark eyes full of delight into the glowing broom-brush, and fighting the evening breeze with his feet, which were entangled in the folds of the yellow cloth, and with the battered toadstool which was still in his hand.

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  • A thought, however, struck him suddenly, and he stepped down again, ran around to the box at the back of his buggy, opened it with a mysterious and smiling look at me, and took out a small broom-brush with which he instantly began brushing off my coat and trousers -- in the liveliest and most exuberant way.

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  • A good broom-brush is the world's greatest civilizer.

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  • Jan got up slowly, and took from its hiding-place inside the cottage something that looked like a broom-brush made of young twigs.

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