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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUSH

Brush with milk, dredge with sugar, and bake for about 1/2 hour.

"There are pigments, brush, and paper," said the old artist.

Yet I hold that the true art of my craft lies as much in the furnace as in the brush.

They saw that the brush had been cut from the ground outside the stockade, as if for battle.

I had eaten all the brush in the ravine and was beginning to be lonely.

The sharks won't look for a brush till you've gone around once.

He could do no more—yes, he took up a brush and added the title: "The Last Stand."

Marny spoke in crisp, detached sentences between the pats of his brush.

Where we stand now the ground was covered with brush and chips, half hidden by snow.

Siegfried went through the brush in the direction from which the monster had come.

WORD ORIGIN

"dust-sweeper, a brush for sweeping," late 14c., also, c.1400, "brushwood, brushes;" from Old French broisse (Modern French brosse) "a brush" (13c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscia "a bunch of new shoots" (used to sweep away dust), perhaps from Proto-Germanic *bruskaz "underbrush."

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nounfight, often verbal
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