whisk broom


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whisk broom a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
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In literature:

A uniformed negro with the inevitable whisk-broom was always in attendance, quite as keen at "getting the dust" as was his employer.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Don't you want to cart me down to your anchorage and let me see how you and General Minot and the gilt whisk broom get along?
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
These plumes are cut off, and furnish the brooms and whisks of the country; it is said to be a very profitable crop.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Without a word, he knelt down to clean the floor with shovel, broom, and whisk of straw.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
No shredded whisk brooms for me.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
There was a most furious tiger head with whisk-broom whiskers!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
And the last quarter had gone to the colored boy with the whisk-broom.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
He was ninety years old, and his mustaches were like whisk-brooms.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Don't stan' ther' waggin' your fool tail like a whisk-broom.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Remove the greater part of the dirt with a brush, old whisk-broom, or a putty knife.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte

In news:

Use a whisk broom to remove the dust that collects on top of the back and arms of upholstered furniture.