Rush broom


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rush broom an Australian leguminous plant (Viminaria denudata), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See under Spanish.
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In literature:

How dare you rush out in that way with Sarah's heart-broom?
"East Lynne" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He rushed to close, and Mr. Polly stopped him neatly, as it were a miracle, with the head of the broom across his chest.
"The History of Mr. Polly" by H. G. Wells
She rushed straight at him with a broom, when the animal turned.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
The Wadi went rushing past before the broom of moonlight.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
While she waited for them to pass she gathered a quantity of rushes and ferns and made a broom.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
She would rush at poor Dick with her broom, and hit him hard on the head.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various

In poetry:

They spring from the heather, the broom and the wood,
And come with a rush like a gathering flood;
They come from Iona, from Mull and Tiree,
And other fair Islands far over the sea.
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson
The gipsy wife came to my door with pegs and brooms to sell
They make by many a roadside fire and many a greenwood dell,
With bee-skeps and with baskets wove of osier, rush and sedge,
And withies from the river-bed and brambles from the hedge.
"The Gipsy Soldier" by Cicely Fox Smith