If there are rugs, use a carpet sweeper, if you have one, or a broom.
Some are combined with the carpet sweeper, making two machines in one.
A vacuum cleaner does not wear out a carpet nearly as quickly as a broom or a carpet sweeper does.
They are waxed a few times each year, and a little work each morning with dust mop and carpet sweeper keeps them in good order.
A cracked handle of a broom, carpet sweeper, or umbrella can be repaired with this first aid to the injured.
Piles of clothes to be mended, laundry to be put away, a mop and a carpet sweeper greeted me as I went in.
Use a carpet sweeper for the rugs unless you have electricity and can use a vacuum cleaner; collect the sweepings and burn them.
Use the carpet sweeper, being careful not to knock the furniture nor to jar the bed.
We found her in morning gown, with carpet sweeper in hand, dusting one of the chambers.
The mucous membranes of his throat were as dry and as full of dust as the entrails of a carpet sweeper.