(etyl), from (etyl) ‘edge’. Related to (l), (l).
(label) A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.
(countable, curling) An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a sweeper.
Any of several yellow-flowered shrubs of the family Fabaceae, in the genera , with long, thin branches and small or few leaves.
* 1610 , , by (William Shakespeare), act 4 scene 1:
- and thy broom groves,
- Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
- Being lass-lorn
* a new broom sweeps clean
* broom wagon
* pushbroom / push broom / push-broom
(intransitive) To sweep.
* 1855 September 29, , "Model Officials", in Household Words: A Weekly Journal , Bradbury and Evens (1856),
* , Our Street'', in ''Christmas Books: Mrs. Perkins's Ball, Our Street, Dr. Birch'', Chapman & Hall (1857),
- “[…] Sidi, I was busy in the exercise of my functions, occupied in brooming the front of the stables, when who should come but Hhamed Ould Denéï on horseback, at full gallop, as if he were going to break his neck. […]”
''Our Street page 8:
* Opal Stanley Whiteley, The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart , Atlantic Monthly Press (1920),
- It was but this morning at eight, when poor Molly, was brooming the steps, and the baker paying her by no means unmerited compliments, that my landlady came whirling out of the ground-floor front, and sent the poor girl whimpering into the kitchen.
* 1997 , Will Hobbs, Far North (HarperCollins, ISBN 0380725363), page 100:
- After that I did take the broom from its place, and I gave the floor a good brooming'. I ' broomed the boards up and down and cross-ways. There was not a speck of dirt on them left.
- We broomed the dirt floor clean with spruce branches, brought our gear inside, and moved in.
Resembling a broom or some aspect of one.