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brush

1
1. a device made of bristles, hairs, wires, etc., set into a firm back or handle: used to apply paint, clean or polish surfaces, groom the hair, etc
2. the bushy tail of a fox, often kept as a trophy after a hunt, or of certain breeds of dog
3. an electric conductor, esp one made of carbon, that conveys current between stationary and rotating parts of a generator, motor, etc
4. a dark brush-shaped region observed when a biaxial crystal is viewed through a microscope, caused by interference between beams of polarized light

brush

2
1. a thick growth of shrubs and small trees; scrub
2. land covered with scrub
3. broken or cut branches or twigs; brushwood
4. wooded sparsely populated country; backwoods

Brush

 

in painting, drawing, and calligraphy, the principal instrument for applying color to canvas, paper, or other types of support. Brushes are made of animal hair or fur from which the fat has been removed. The hair or fur is then tempered. Stiff bristle brushes (rounded or flat) are used in oil painting. Brushes with longer bristles are used in distemper and fresco painting. Rounded and pointed soft brushes are used in watercolor and tempera painting, as well as in drawing. Brushes made from the fur of the Siberian weasel, which are soft and supple, can be used in any medium of painting.

REFERENCE

Kraski, inventar’ i materialy dlia khudozhnikov. Moscow, 1959. (Catalog.)

brush

[brəsh]
(ecology)
(electricity)
A conductive metal or carbon block used to make sliding electrical contact with a moving part.

brush

brush, 1
1. An implement made of natural or artificial bristles which are attached to a handle or back; used for cleaning or painting a surface.
2. An electric conductor (such as a strip of copper or a carbon rod) which provides electrical contact between a rotating and stationary element in a current motor or generator.
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Tom swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect -- added a touch here and there -- criticised the effect again -- Ben watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more absorbed.
Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.
The latter and the coadjutor touched the brush with the tips of their fingers and made the sign of the cross; the coadjutor threw a piece of money into the hat, which was on the ground.
Why, any man, with nerve and savvee, can start them cottontails jumping for the brush.
replied she, throwing her brush on to the table, as if startled into politeness.
I dipped the brush into the seemingly empty pot, and gave him a long stroke across his chest.
Fairlie, after first relieving himself by a gentle sigh, let the book drop open with one hand, and held up the tiny brush with the other, as a sign to the servant to wait for further orders.
For the stout sons of the squatter will make a manly brush of it, or I am but little of a judge in warlike dispositions
If old Ishmael gets a squint at that highway through the brush," cried Paul, casting, as he left the place, a hasty glance at the broad trail the party had made through the thicket, "he'll need no finger- board to tell him which way his road lies.
If there is a reptile in the brush, show me the creatur', and should it refuse to depart peaceably, why there must be a quarrel for the possession of the place.
The muzzle of the rifle fell as he concluded, and the weapon was gradually settling into a steady, and what would easily have proved a fatal aim, when a tall Indian sprang from beneath that bed of leaves and brush, which he had collected about his person at the approach of the party, and stood upright, uttering the exclamation--
And she would still brush and carefully tend Maggie's hair, which she had become reconciled to, in spite of its refusal to curl, now it was so long and massy.