broom handle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n broom handle the handle of a broom
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Usage

In literature:

But he knocked the broom down and the handle tripped him.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
But having shoved up the lower sash with the aid of the broom handle, he did not climb to seat himself upon the ledge.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Pan barked all the louder, so she hit him with the handle of her broom, and he went howling into his tub.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
Totty knew but little of the danger she underwent, when she ran forth with nothing but that long broom-handle to drive off a troop of chacmas.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Dutchy there says I'm a born sailor, by the way I handle a broom.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
An effective swabbing implement, having a plate of gutta-percha fitted at the end of a broom handle.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Now, for a paddle Edie had put in a long broom-handle, and grasping this in the middle, he plied it alternately one side and then the other.
"The Island House" by F. M. Holmes
Magnified, the finest lines of the writing were now as coarse as a broom handle, so that every little mark was plainly visible.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
Broom handles will be barred that day.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
It was a kind of a trough; and a stick like a broom-handle stuck down from the middle of it.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
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In news:

Handle attaches quickly and easily to tools such as brooms, shovels, and rakes.
Proposed rule would change way belly , broom-handle putters can be used.
And it may have no practical purpose in and of itself, but it is a repository of human possibility and if it's handled just right it will exact a kind of poetry " — Paul Gross in "Men with Broom ...
Proposed rule would change way belly, broom -handle putters can be used.
Tightly wrap the uncut strip around the bottom of a pretzel stick to create the broom handle.
The new Asham brooms, outfitted with a carbon-fibre handle, are selling for $160-$170.
A fibreglass-handle broom with the same heads costs about $75.
Also joining this collection is the Brum, a broom vacuum with a 96-volt rechargeable motor in the bristles, and a hook at the top of the handle that allows the user to hang the vacuum on the wall.
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