Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soft brush for brushing hats.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was fussing at the hallstand, looking for the hat-brush, and answered me curtly:

    Dubliners

  • The next step is to brush the surface over very carefully with polishing rouge (prepared as is described at the end of this section) by means of a hat-brush.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • An additional precaution which may be of immense advantage is to allow the tool to dry between the application of successive grades of emery (of course, after it has been scrubbed), and then to brush it vigorously with a hat-brush.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • He kissed the children and his wife hastily, but she followed him into the hall, standing there, dumbly beseeching, while he brushed his hat with the hat-brush on the table, and then rummaged hastily as if for something else.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • The carpet-bag contained a pair of boots, a hat-brush, a night-shirt, and a faded old chintz dressing-gown.

    Henry Dunbar A Novel

  • So they proceeded straightway to empty his cupboards and drawers, to polish up his cups, to unfold his clothes and fold them again, to take down his books and put them up again, to upset his ink and mop it up with one of his handkerchiefs, to make his tea and spill it on the floor, to dirty his collars with their inky hands, to clean his boots with his hat-brush, and many other thoughtful and friendly acts calculated to make the heart of their hero glad.

    The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's A School Story

  • Teddem so imitated Colonel Roosevelt, with two water-glasses for eye-glasses and a small hat-brush for mustache, that Mr. Wrenn was moved wrigglingly to exclaim: “Say, I’m going out and get some beer.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • But Teddem so imitated Colonel Roosevelt, with two water-glasses for eye-glasses and a small hat-brush for mustache, that Mr. Wrenn was moved wrigglingly to exclaim: "Say, I'm going out and get some beer.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

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