Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a brush used for cleaning clothing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brush adapted for brushing clothes.

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

  • n. a brush used for cleaning clothing

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A clothesbrush and a tin cup were the only foreign objects on the overwrought, gilded table to the other side of a red velvet chair beside the fringed canopy bed.

    Temple of the Winds

  • Everything was mentioned, the number of handkerchiefs, the condition of the comb, of the hairbrush and clothesbrush, with sketches showing the position of each item.

    Maigret and the Reluctant Witness

  • Like young Washington, Mr. Bhaer ` couldn't tell a lie ', so he gave the somewhat vague reply that he believed they did some - times, in a tone that made Mr. March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring face, and then sink into his chair, look - ing as if the ` precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.

    Little Women

  • He is a little dark man, with quick, questioning eyes, and hair like a clothesbrush.

    Old Junk

  • "Let us go in, and they will lend you a clothesbrush."

    Macleod of Dare

  • But Mr. Barrett was armed at all points by a consummate education and a most serviceable clothesbrush.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 3

  • Like young Washington, Mr. Bhaer 'couldn't tell a lie', so he gave the somewhat vague reply that he believed they did sometimes, in a tone that made Mr. March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring face, and then sink into his chair, looking as if the 'precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.

    Little Women

  • I had already been warned that I should never show surprise, so I merely expressed my sympathy, and said that though I had only been in the capital so short a time, I had already had a very narrow escape from stealing a clothesbrush, and that though I had resisted temptation so far, I was sadly afraid that if I saw any object of special interest that was neither too hot nor too heavy, I should have to put myself in the straightener's hands.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • "Upon another occasion, when he was near his commission, a great deal of bullying was going on, and in order to repress it a number of the last comers were questioned, when one of them said that Charlie Gordon had on one occasion hit him on the head with a clothesbrush.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

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