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scrub brush

a brush with stiff, short bristles for scrubbing.
Also called scrubbing brush.
Origin of scrub brush
First recorded in 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On both sides and in front arose a series of rocks, more or less steep, and covered only with scrub brush, impossible to ascend.

    The Boy Land Boomer Ralph Bonehill
  • Some were sweeping, others washing down the decks with a hose and a scrub brush.

  • Spread the belt, haversack, etc., on a clean board or rock and apply the soap solution with a scrub brush.

  • Finger nails cut even with end of fingers and cleaned daily with scrub brush.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Nowhere was there any shade except the tiny pools of shadow at the roots of the scrub brush.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • Each group had piled high the dry limbs of trees, scrub brush, and green foliage brought from the mountains.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • It is the odor that is present in the summer when the human body is unfriendly to soap, water, and the scrub brush.

  • Hence, in the west, it has come to mean any low or scrub brush that thickly covers a hill or mountain-side.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James

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