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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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"If you store your besom in a shed, it should last between five and eight years," added Mike.
It is believed by many of the older sweepers here that the British masters of imperial India had specially invented the besom to make the menial workers bend a little when going about their work as if they were in a constant state of bowing.
A diminutive form with kene-suffix has been reported from Keila subdialect: Meiukestest tehti luud, paar kolm tukki pandi uhte 'A besom was made of the meiu-branches, bundling two or three twigs together'.
Besom also failed to respond to the Bar regarding this matter.
BANFID BESOM (Race 2) is superbly drawn to take command although Rhythm N Blues will be a danger if getting a clear run.
I've shown elsewhere how Waugh and Brierley negotiated their liminal positions--between working- and middle-class--through their literary alter egos, "Besom Ben" and "Ab-o'th'-Yate." (4) Waugh and Brierley would often take the stage in the personae of these "authentic Lancashire men" during public readings; and these performances fueled the popularity of the characters and sales of their printed tales.
Quand je l'ai besom, je le fais venir, et je l'ai chez moi au bout d'une demi-heure ("I'll have him at my beck & call [...].
If the lawn is not frozen, brush worm casts over the surface on a dry day using a besom or broom.
A horsetail ensign--booty plundered from the Turk at Vienna-served as a besom for sweeping the grain.
If worm casts cause you grief, get a broom (ideally an old-fashioned besom) and regularly brush them off.
TOMORROW n Join in with a series of health related activities at Sutton Park, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield including a pony's paradise walk, besom broom making and conservation tasks.
Join in with a series of heath related activities across the weekend, including a pony's paradise walk on Saturday, besom broom making and conservation tasks.