Scrubbing-brush

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scrubbing-brush a brush with short, stiff bristles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scrob, a shrub.

Usage

In literature:

When potatoes are boiled in their skins, they should be thoroughly washed and scrubbed with a hard brush.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
Also, there were bath-tubs, hot water, soap, and scrubbing-brushes.
"The Road" by Jack London
One last burst through brush and vine and scrub and they reached the edge of the wood.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
In a few days his face would resemble a scrubbing-brush.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
His scrubbing brush is apt, I think, to remove some of the skin with the dirt.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
The druggist has scrubbed the windows with the brush.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
A pail of hot water, a dirty rag and a scrubbing-brush are thrust into my hands.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
A clean, coarse cloth, hot suds, and a good scrubbing-brush, will simplify the operation.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Hetty longed to be able to take broom and scrubbing-brush from her hands and help her with the troublesome work.
"Hetty Gray" by Rosa Mulholland
The Master Rush's, Two scrubbing-brushes.
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
I come to you with soap-bubbles indeed, but with scrubbing-brushes also.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
If it hadn't been for her hair, which strongly resembled a black scrubbing brush, I think she would have been!
"Hair-Breadth Escapes" by H.C. Adams
When washing, if the article is badly soiled, use a small scrubbing brush and scrub the goods over the washboard.
"The Kitchen Encyclopedia" by Anonymous
Jaffa, as a whole, could stand the scrub-brush and the hose.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Think of the force that went into that scrubbing-brush which might have gone into the part of Leonora!
"Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" by Clara Louise Kellogg
At the packing houses the oranges are placed in tubs of water and scrubbed with small brushes.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
Mrs. Marks put down the scrubbing brush, and resting her arms on the table returned his gaze.
"It May Be True, Vol. II (of III)" by Mrs. Wood
Conclude by scrubbing tables and sink with cloth, brush, soap and sapolio as needed.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston
The fire was encouraged to bestir itself, a kettle of water was put on to heat, and pails and scrubbing-brush were brought from the lean-to.
"The Misfit Christmas Puddings" by Club Consolation
Shenah Pessah gripped the scrubbing-brush with suppressed fury.
"Hungry Hearts" by Anzia Yezierska
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In poetry:

You ought to have a medal, Mrs. More,
The medal for the Coupon and the Queue,
The Cross for Courage on the Kitchen Floor,
The Order of the Scrubbing-Brush and Stew.
"You Ought To Have A Medal, Mrs. More" by A P Herbert

In news:

The Ohio ballot committee Voters First is tackling Election Day confusion with a bucket and a scrub brush.
Down Route 58, past tangles of scrub brush and 20 miles of landscape that ripples in the heat of the high California desert, America took its first steps into the space age in the 1960s.
Two wildfires, triggered by lightning strikes over the weekend, have burned thousands of acres of scrub brush in the Grand Coulee Dam area within the last 24 hours.
When I first read the words "women's boxing" and "skirt" in the same sentence, my reaction went something like this: How about adding a frilly apron, and accessorizing with a bucket and scrub brush.
The WoodRat uses a single wooden scrub brush glued to a board.
I wasn't able to find wooden scrub brush es so I bought a pair of plastic ones.
According to the release, the device enables a real-world, variable and repeatable rubbing or scrubbing action to test hard surface cleaners, scrub brushes and scouring pads.
With a huge brush in hand and the bowl of dirty sunchokes to my right, I turned on the faucet and began to scrub.
SEBASTIAN — Volunteers scanned the brush at the North Sebastian Conservation Area looking for signs of swift-moving scrub jays in search of peanuts.
Instead, use a soft brush and gentle, circular scrubbing motions for two minutes at least twice a day.
In the vast high desert, where thousands of square miles were kept company only by a chill wind blowing across the scrub brush, people settled the land for reasons that were as slim as hopes.
Humans have invented all kinds of high-tech fixes to deal with plaque in the heart, but when it comes to battling tooth decay, a manual scrubbing with a bristle-brush is still our primary line of defense.
Suffolk County Police search the dunes and scrub brush across the road from where the bodies were discovered along Ocean Parkway.
Cleaning Tools / Scrub Brushes.
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