push broom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n push broom a wide broom that is pushed ahead of the sweeper
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Usage

In literature:

Rama suggested that we act busy, so I went outside and pushed a broom.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Washerwomen appeared with steaming pails, porters pushing great brooms before them began gathering the refuse of the floor into heaps.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
He took off his coat and began pushing the milky water to and fro with a broom.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
We've had to push that broom hard.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Oh, it's very much as if some one had pushed a broom-handle through his skull.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
A broom is a handy implement to use in driving the ducklings as they can be pushed along in front of it.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
However, a slovenly, sharp-eyed man with a push broom, watched them with deep interest.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
Extremely tall, and thin as a broom-stick, with a peculiar gait, rather pushing and scraping himself along the ground than walking.
"Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch" by Ulrich Frank
Nothing loath, Master Broom-maker and Master Wood-cutter pushed their way to the front of the admiring crowd.
"Great Opera Stories" by Millicent Schwab Bender
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In news:

The brooms they straddled were motley, a ragtag assemblage of kitchen brooms, push brooms, angle brooms, long sticks with streamers or thistles taped to one end.
With the help of a few key tools—a good sponge, a duster, some microfiber cloths, a push broom, and a scrub brush—you can totally transform your porch in 10 minutes or less.
A guy comes on stage using a push broom, tapping it every so often to clear the bristles.
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In science:

An other perspective camera is the push-broom camera which is defined by a line L in space and a plane S parallel to the line. A point P in space is pro jected onto the line.
A structure from motion inequality
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