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noun as in broom

Strongest match

Strong matches

noun as in brush

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Example Sentences

When I had washed my foster-sister's feet I took a besom and began to sweep the floor of the house.

The wind favored them, and a besom of flame swept over the devoted town until over one-half of it was laid in ruins.

They had not; but, search being made, sure enough, each husband missed a besom and a riddle.

The notorious besom or broomstick is an instrument in the operations of witchcraft common to all the Aryan nations.

It was seen during the months of November, December, and January, and was called "the fiery besom."


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to besom, such as: mop, swab, sweeper, whisk, carpet sweeper, and feather duster.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.