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besom

Curling a broom or brush used to sweep the ice in front of the stone to make it slide farther
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WE'VE got an awful lot of man-hating, scumbag, lying vindictive besoms in Scotland.
Wood has been produced for craftspeople making baskets, hurdles, and birch besoms," he said.
I work the Lincolnshire Limewoods as a traditional woodland craftsman making wattle hurdles, besoms (or witches' brooms), walking sticks, gate hurdles and charcoal.
He said: ``Our work involves using the low-value timber to make value added products such as charcoal and coppice crafts such as besoms, hurdles and furniture.
In between the bouts of flagellation with birch besoms and the heavy consumption of local victuals and alcoholic infusions Pesmen undertakes further 'fieldwork' (p.
662), in which anointed witches turn into goats as they rise up the kitchen chimney on besoms (Heckes, op.
The next day Rupert's men set fire to the town 'with gunpowder, match, wisps of straw and besoms, burning coals of fire, etc'.
who pays no heed to their follies and wiles" then, according to the text "they resort to magic arts, and at night, mounted on besoms, they ride thereon to the comely man of their heart, and visit him in his sleep -- but to him all is naught but a dream" (82).
le sachiez, en opposition manifeste avec les interets et les besoms
Until quite recent times, before the advent of more modern contrivances, housewives and church cleaners swept their floors with brushes, brooms and besoms made from natural materials.
It may not be here that the besoms are plied most,--it is not here that they need to be, for dust will not settle on the kitchen floor more than in nature.