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whisk broom

noun
1.
a small, short-handled broom used chiefly to brush clothes.
Origin of whisk broom
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • And now I must get the whisk broom, and dust the powder off you boys!

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • And then all set to work with a whisk broom and brushes to clean up.

  • Jolly was brushing the cinders from his coat with a whisk broom.

  • It is sprayed on the plants with a spray pump or syringe, or it may be applied with a whisk broom.

  • Never use a whisk broom to brush clothes as it injures the fibre of the cloth.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Never use a whisk broom to brush clothes as they injure the fibre of the cloth.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • The boys have stuck a whisk broom for a feather in the snow professors hat!

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • By the aid of a comb and whisk broom, he succeeded in making himself presentable.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell
  • I been in lots of swell dives and never see no whisk broom served with a drink before.'

    Somewhere in Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

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