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brushing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Brushing  \Brush"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Constructed  or  used  to  brush  with  as  a  brushing  machine. 
 
  2.  Brisk;  light;  as  a  brushing  gallop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brushing 
  n  1:  the  act  of  brushing  your  teeth;  "the  dentist  recommended  two 
  brushes  a  day"  [syn:  {brush}] 
  2:  the  act  of  brushing  your  hair;  "he  gave  his  hair  a  quick 
  brush"  [syn:  {brush}] 




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