Shaving-brush

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shaving-brush a brush used by persons shaving
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceafan, scafan; Dut. schaven, Ger. schaben, L. scabĕre, to scrape, Gr. skaptein, to dig.

Usage

In literature:

He had shaved, and brushed his black coat, and looked a magnificent monument of a man; at such moments she really admired him.
"Summer" by Edith Wharton
Pawed-over heaps of tooth-brushes and combs and packages of shaving-soap.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
His face covered with lather, and a shaving brush in one hand, Alfred entered the room just as his friend was about to escape.
"Baby Mine" by Margaret Mayo
With the shaving brush in one hand and the razor in the other he delivered an oration.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
Then, freshly shaved and brushed, he started on a painful search after work.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
His iron-gray beard had not been shaved for some time, and stood out like the hairs of a brush.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
When in the morning he was duly shaved, dressed and brushed, he critically surveyed himself in the glass, and seemed quite dissatisfied.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
The Easterner bought what he needed in the way of shaving-kit and brush and comb.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
A soft brush, like a shaving-brush, is more convenient than the sponge.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Shaving brushes by the thousand are annually made from the variegated hair of the badger.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
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In poetry:

And I wanted a brush for shaving,
To soften the beard round my throttle.
It's horrible using a nail brush
When you've skin like a baby's bottle.
"The Huntsman" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Suggested tools include curry combs , soft and hard bristle brushes, buckets, shavings, sponges and a tote to hold everything.
COMMON NAMES Provision tree, Money tree, Guiana chestnut, Water chestnut, Wild cocoa tree, Shaving-brush tree.
Would You Ever Use a Shaving Brush.
When the whiskers were suitable softened, the barber removed the towels and applied, with a shaving brush, a coating of soothing, warm shaving lather that went on like lanolin.
He lathers thick shaving cream on Goodberg's face and neck with a badger hair brush.
He used the brush and the block of shaving cream.
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