carpet sweeper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carpet sweeper a cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carpet sweeper an apparatus or device for sweeping carpets.
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Usage

In literature:

The mucous membranes of his throat were as dry and as full of dust as the entrails of a carpet sweeper.
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
He pointed to a carpet-sweeper which lay against the wall.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Dolly was there working a carpet-sweeper languidly.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
He says it's just like a lawn-mower or a carpet-sweeper.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Let's each guess; I guess a carpet sweeper.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Piles of clothes to be mended, laundry to be put away, a mop and a carpet sweeper greeted me as I went in.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
A host of sweepers had been at work, carpets were laid down, and furniture placed in the principal rooms.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
Just think how pretty she'd look in a little house, playing with a carpet-sweeper.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
If there are rugs, use a carpet sweeper, if you have one, or a broom.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
In an interval of the carpet-sweeper's buzz she heard the telephone.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
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In poetry:

His sailormen were the tidiest tars
That sought renown 'neath the billowing flags
As they stood in place on the decks and spars
With carpet sweepers and dusting rags.
And Monday mornings the sails they'd reef
And iron 'em out like a handkerchief.
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin