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  • n. A brush used in hair care for brushing, tidying, and detangling hair


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  • "He won't need a hair-brush, or a razor, or a gold watch where he's gone."

    Dear Carl

  • He fingered everything with his dirty little hands, and finally took up a small comb from a hair-brush and slipped it into his pocket.

    Working Without a Net

  • I drove straight to Burnet House, almost the finest edifice in the town, and after travelling a thousand miles in forty-two hours, without either water or a hair-brush, it was the greatest possible luxury to be able to remove the accumulations of soot, dust, and cinders of two days and nights.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • And, hanging up before a little looking-glass in the bar, in the immediate vicinity of the bread and cheese and biscuits, were a public comb and hair-brush.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Pantaleone as zealously brushed away with the other — the hair-brush — at his boots and trousers.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Pantaleone put the bottle on the floor, ran out and returned at once with two brushes, one a hair-brush, and one a clothes-brush.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Sliding open the top drawer of the chest beneath the wash-basin, I found Father's razor and soap-brush, and below it Mother's hair-brush and pins, but little of a more ephemeral nature.

    Locked Rooms

  • Her hair-brush clattered to the floor as she jumped off the bed and came after me.

    Locked Rooms

  • I moved across to the lumpy dressing-table, cautiously raising its protective cloth to reveal hair-brush, powder, manicure implements, crystal scent bottle.

    Locked Rooms

  • In my case, they had been longer than for most people: Very little remained of the girl whose hair-brush lay on the table, whose books inhabited the shelves.

    Locked Rooms


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