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When I had washed my foster-sister's feet I took a besom and began to sweep the floor of the house.
THE KING OF IRELAND'S SONPADRAIC COLUM
The wind favored them, and a besom of flame swept over the devoted town until over one-half of it was laid in ruins.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
They had not; but, search being made, sure enough, each husband missed a besom and a riddle.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
The notorious besom or broomstick is an instrument in the operations of witchcraft common to all the Aryan nations.
TRADITIONS, SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLK-LORECHARLES HARDWICK
It was seen during the months of November, December, and January, and was called "the fiery besom."
THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF RELIGION IN SCOTLANDJOHN KNOX
Its teeming population has been swept away by the besom of Jehovahs wrath.
BIBLE EMBLEMSEDWARD E. SEELYE
It made me think of the Scriptural phrase about "the besom of destruction."
SPRING NOTES FROM TENNESSEEBRADFORD TORREY
His eyes fell upon the Venus, and in an instant he had rushed upon her and struck her two blows with his wooden besom.
THE LAST OF THE LEGIONS AND OTHER TALES OF LONG AGOARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Dr. Faustus practised black magic, and the besom-steeds carried witches from the Brocken far and wide into all lands.
DRERHERBERT E. A. (HERBERT ERNEST AUGUSTUS) FURST
Our text oddly misprints 'besom' for 'bosome:' the latter reading in 1646, 1648 and 1670 vindicates itself.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RICHARD CRASHAW, VOLUME I (OF 2)RICHARD CRASHAW

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