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noun as in device for cleaning floors

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A photo from the “I Am an American Day” parade depicts a woman on the sidewalk with a broom, and a caption notes that cleanup often started before the event even ended.

First, try offering it a perch to hang from by resting the handle of a broom against wherever it’s hanging.

In this case, slowly carry the broom outside or simply stick the bat-laden handle out an open window.

Before I knew it, I began to hang my mop, duster, broom and more on the hooks on the coat rack.

Many critics saw links between her broad strokes — some of them made with brushes so big they invited comparisons to brooms — and the bars of color often used by abstract expressionists.

The idea that blends are just “diluted malts” was born and has contributed to its lasting image problem, Broom says.

It is the “glue that holds often flaky single malts together,” as Broom puts it.

We sat in his dimly lit office—no bigger than a broom closet—where we commiserated over the current state of American medicine.

Silently, he moves to grab a kombo (a whisk broom instrument)—then, softly, he taps her shoulders and head.

The blood rushed to my head, but I only answered, “A new broom sweeps clean.”

At last a servant-girl came to the open door with a broom in her hand to survey the aspect of things in general.

And the boy waited with the new broom in his hand, expecting every moment to see the door opened from the outside.

A broken broom, covered with very ancient cobwebs, lay under one manger, and the remnants of a stable-bucket under another.

Suddenly Randulf's housekeeper fell upon them with a broom, and the boys scampered away, amidst shouts and laughter.

It is easy to see that such moving dams of ice may sweep the bed of a river as with a great broom.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to broom, such as: mop, besom, swab, sweeper, whisk, and carpet sweeper.

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