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brush

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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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The man is described as white, in his mid 40s, of slim build, with greying brushed back hair.
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Kimberly Wyatt, ex-Pussy Cat Doll, looked fab on TV the other night with her hair styled short with cropped sides and brushed back and high.
John is white, heavily built, pale in complexion with short dark hair brushed back from his face.
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The second suspect was described as black with bushy hair which was brushed back, also aged between 19 and 20, and was slightly fat but of muscular build.
Police are looking for a man in his 40s,approximately 5'10" with short dark brown hair, brushed back and wearing a black suit.
We all got togged up in Chanel gear for the fashion snappers and posed beside giant wicker baskets of petals while the ``nose'' of Chanel, a dapper little gent with brushed back hair, did his stuff sniffing out the most fragrant petals.
He was of medium build and had brown hair which was short on top, brushed back and shaved at the sides.
The driver was described as white, aged 19/20, medium build, with a flat nose, mousey hair brushed back, wearing a white T-shirt with a black logo.
Until Karros' second homer, the only cheers at Dodger Stadium came in the second game, when funnyman Adam Sandler was introduced to the crowd and when Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was brushed back in the seventh by Alan Mills after going 3 for 3 with a double, homer and three runs scored.
He is described as being about 30 to 35, 5ft 6ins, stocky build, slight tan, clean shaved, short black hair brushed back.