from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brush used in shaving for spreading the lather over the face.


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  • In the long shadows of the late-winter sun it is easy to distinguish them and follow one downhill to a gap in the railway fence, where the animals obviously like to scratch themselves on the wire, leaving little clumps of their shaving-brush hair on the grass.


  • The white ploom of the West Diddlesex Yomingry I fixt on the topp of this Shacko, where it spread hout like a shaving-brush.

    The diary of C. Jeames De La Pluche, Esq., with his letters

  • But show us a miserable, unbreeched, human entity, whose whole profession it is to take a tub for a fortified town and a shaving-brush for the deadly stiletto, and who passes three-fourths of his time in a dream and the rest in open self-deception, and we expect him to be as nice upon a matter of fact as a scientific expert bearing evidence.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • The tub was long enough for a Prussian Guard, and above the set bowl was a sensational exhibit of tooth-brush holder, shaving-brush holder, soap-dish, sponge-dish, and medicine-cabinet, so glittering and so ingenious that they resembled an electrical instrument-board.


  • ‘Will you go to my cupboard and get my razor, shaving-brush, and towel?’

    Maigret has Scruples

  • I went upstairs and opened my suitcase; there was the rucksack, the convict clothes, and one or two personal odds and ends of my own that I had stuffed into the pockets of my flying coat before leaving the aerodrome-a razor, shaving-brush, etc.


  • Ralph came to the door of his dressing-room in his shirt-sleeves, shaving-brush in hand.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • Tall, square base, with reliefs, fluted columns, queer top; -- looks like an inverted wineglass with a shaving-brush standing up on it: representative of flame, probably.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • They ran over his mosquito nets, ate his soap, his books, his boots, and his shaving-brush, and screamed and fought all night, until he invented a clever trap and stopped their thefts.

    The Story of General Gordon

  • Swabey packs my shaving-brush and my safety razor into my dress shoes, where I come upon them eventually.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914


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