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  • adj. Having the form of a brush

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a brush


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  • Flash's hackles stood brushlike but he kept his head bowed just enough beneath the bigger dog's stare to delay the inevitable fight.


  • His eyes were the same; they were a bit tired and slightly disillusioned, his hair thick and brushlike above his bushy eyebrows.

    Red Wolf

  • Seaweed sprouted pro - fusely, reaching for the surface, forming brushlike patches.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Kineties (found beneath the surface of the cell membrane at the base of each cilia), are organized in a brushlike formation at the mouth, are used for prey recognition.


  • Why should he seek to avenge the death of Michel Mauvais, and how consecutive the curse been carried on through all the brushlike order fioricet since the time of Charles Le Sorcier?

    Think Progress » Rehabilitating the System?

  • Otherwise the doctor, a youngish man, gave principally an impression of squareness: his yellow beard was cut square, as was also his brushlike hair; he had a square forehead, and large square hands.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg

  • His brushlike hair had grown noticeably grayer in the past few months and his thoughts seemed distant from the turmoil of battle.

    Left to Die

  • The tree went up and up and up, branches and limbs garbed in brushlike clusters of flat needles unlike any leaves they had ever seen

    Villains by Necessity

  • Every morning, millions of Indians break off a twig, chew the end into a brushlike form, and scrub their teeth and gums.

    1 The Vision

  • Finally the ostrich and wingless bird of New Zealand -- the _Apteryx_ -- have wings that are useless vestiges, which, in the latter case, are hidden under the brushlike feathers covering the body.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope


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