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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brush  \Brush\,  n. 
  In  Australia,  a  dense  growth  of  vegetation  in  good  soil, 
  including  shrubs  and  trees,  mostly  small 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brush  \Brush\,  n.  [OE.  brusche  OF  broche,  broce,  brosse, 
  brushwood,  F.  brosse  brush,  LL  brustia  bruscia,  fr  OHG. 
  brusta,  brust,  bristle,  G.  borste  bristle,  b["u]rste  brush. 
  See  {Bristle},  n.,  and  cf  {Browse}.] 
  1.  An  instrument  composed  of  bristles,  or  other  like 
  material,  set  in  a  suitable  back  or  handle,  as  of  wood, 
  bone,  or  ivory,  and  used  for  various  purposes,  as  in 
  removing  dust  from  clothes,  laying  on  colors,  etc  Brushes 
  have  different  shapes  and  names  according  to  their  use 
  as  clothes  brush,  paint  brush,  tooth  brush,  etc 
 
  2.  The  bushy  tail  of  a  fox. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  tuft  of  hair  on  the  mandibles. 
 
  4.  Branches  of  trees  lopped  off  brushwood. 
 
  5.  A  thicket  of  shrubs  or  small  trees;  the  shrubs  and  small 
  trees  in  a  wood;  underbrush. 
 
  6.  (Elec.)  A  bundle  of  flexible  wires  or  thin  plates  of 
  metal,  used  to  conduct  an  electrical  current  to  or  from 
  the  commutator  of  a  dynamo,  electric  motor,  or  similar 
  apparatus. 
 
  7.  The  act  of  brushing;  as  to  give  one's  clothes  a  brush;  a 
  rubbing  or  grazing  with  a  quick  motion;  a  light  touch;  as 
  we  got  a  brush  from  the  wheel  as  it  passed. 
 
  [As  leaves]  have  with  one  winter's  brush  Fell  from 
  their  boughts.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  A  skirmish;  a  slight  encounter;  a  shock  or  collision;  as 
  to  have  a  brush  with  an  enemy. 
 
  Let  grow  thy  sinews  till  their  knots  be  strong,  And 
  tempt  not  yet  the  brushes  of  the  war.  --Shak. 
 
  9.  A  short  contest,  or  trial,  of  speed. 
 
  Let  us  enjoy  a  brush  across  the  country.  --Cornhill 
  Mag. 
 
  {Electrical  brush},  a  form  of  the  electric  discharge 
  characterized  by  a  brushlike  appearance  of  luminous  rays 
  diverging  from  an  electrified  body. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brush  \Brush\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brushed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Brushing}.]  [OE.  bruschen;  cf  F.  brosser.  See  {Brush},  n.] 
  1.  To  apply  a  brush  to  according  to  its  particular  use  to 
  rub,  smooth,  clean,  paint,  etc.,  with  a  brush.  ``A' 
  brushes  his  hat  o'  mornings.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  touch  in  passing,  or  to  pass  lightly  over  as  with  a 
  brush. 
 
  Some  spread  their  sailes,  some  with  strong  oars 
  sweep  The  waters  smooth,  and  brush  the  buxom  wave. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  Brushed  with  the  kiss  of  rustling  wings.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  remove  or  gather  by  brushing,  or  by  an  act  like  that  of 
  brushing,  or  by  passing  lightly  over  as  wind;  --  commonly 
  with  off 
 
  As  wicked  dew  as  e'er  my  mother  brushed  With  raven's 
  feather  from  unwholesome  fen.  --Shak. 
 
  And  from  the  boughts  brush  off  the  evil  dew. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {To  brush  aside},  to  remove  from  one's  way  as  with  a  brush. 
 
 
  {To  brush  away},  to  remove,  as  with  a  brush  or  brushing 
  motion. 
 
  {To  brush  up},  to  paint,  or  make  clean  or  bright  with  a 
  brush;  to  cleanse  or  improve;  to  renew. 
 
  You  have  commissioned  me  to  paint  your  shop,  and  I 
  have  done  my  best  to  brush  you  up  like  your 
  neighbors.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brush  \Brush\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  nimbly  in  haste;  to  move  so  lightly  as  scarcely  to  be 
  perceived;  as  to  brush  by 
 
  Snatching  his  hat,  he  brushed  off  like  the  wind. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brush 
  n  1:  a  dense  growth  of  bushes  [syn:  {brushwood},  {coppice},  {copse}, 
  {thicket}] 
  2:  an  implement  that  has  hairs  or  bristles  firmly  set  into  a 
  handle 
  3:  momentary  contact  [syn:  {light  touch}] 
  4:  conducts  current  between  rotating  and  stationary  parts  of  a 
  generator  or  motor 
  5:  a  minor  short-term  fight  [syn:  {clash},  {encounter},  {skirmish}] 
  6:  the  act  of  brushing  your  teeth;  "the  dentist  recommended  two 
  brushes  a  day"  [syn:  {brushing}] 
  7:  the  act  of  brushing  your  hair;  "he  gave  his  hair  a  quick 
  brush"  [syn:  {brushing}] 
  8:  a  light  glancing  touch;  "there  was  a  brief  kiss  of  their 
  hands  in  passing"  [syn:  {kiss}] 
  v  1:  rub  with  a  brush,  or  as  if  with  a  brush:  "Johnson  brushed 
  the  hairs  from  his  jacket" 
  2:  touch  lightly  and  briefly;  "He  brushed  the  wall  lightly" 
  3:  clean  with  a  brush;  "She  brushed  the  suit  before  hanging  it 
  back  into  the  closet" 
  4:  sweep  across  or  over  "Her  long  skirt  brushed  the  floor";  "A 
  gasp  swept  cross  the  audience"  [syn:  {sweep}] 
  5:  remove  with  or  as  if  with  a  brush;  "brush  away  the  crumbs"  ; 
  "brush  aside  the  objections" 
  6:  cover  by  brushing;  "brush  the  bread  with  melted  butter" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Brush,  CO  (city,  FIPS  9555) 
  Location:  40.25675  N,  103.63230  W 
  Population  (1990):  4165  (1720  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80723 




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