Flag broom


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flag broom a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or rushes.
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In literature:

Then Billy climbed up, and Betty reached up the flag on the broom so Billy could hook it into place.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

In poetry:

Frugal of speech was the Commodore.
“I will meet their wishes,” he briefly said,
And straight to the offing his squadron bore,
With a broom at the flag-ship’s mainmasthead.
"A Business Transaction" by James Jeffrey Roche