from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Turk's-cap, 2.
- n. Nautical, a form of knot made by weaving turns of small cord round a larger rope. A similar knot is largely used in ornamenting whip-handles.
- n. A long broom with spherical head, for sweeping ceilings, etc.
- n. A pan for baking cake, having a tin core in the center, thus bringing heat into the middle of the cake.
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So, armed with the turk's-head brush, the policeman ascended Mrs. Gammer's small, steep staircase.
"You can take the turk's-head brush and brush him down!"