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Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A painting or drawing implement consisting of flexible fibres set in a handle. Prehistoric artists used materials such as feathers and leaves to apply paint and the Egyptians used an...

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brush

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 9 words.

tar people with the same brush: see tar.

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brush

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 74 words.

v. To brush off [US 1944 Lighter] 1988 Clive Galea Slipper 158: ‘I’ll take the job, brush them [former associates]

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brushing

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 24 words.

In *silviculture, the removal from beneath the trees of *brush and *weed species, which compete with

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brushing

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 24 words.

In *silviculture, the removal from beneath the trees of *brush and *weed species, which compete with

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Brush

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 42 words.

The tail of a fox or a squirrel, which is bushy and brush-like.

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brushing

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 24 words.

In silviculture, the removal from beneath the trees of brush and weed species, which compete with seedlings for sunlight,

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Brush

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 111 words.

1. English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche

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brush

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

ablush, blush, brush, crush, flush, gush, hush, hush-hush, lush, mush, plush, rush, shush, slush, thrush, tush • airbrush

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brush

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

ablush, blush, brush, crush, flush, gush, hush, hush-hush, lush, mush, plush, rush, shush, slush, thrush, tush • airbrush

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brush

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 189 words.

A woman; women collectively [Partridge suggests derivation from pubic hair] 1941 Baker 14: Brush A girl or young woman. 1965

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brush

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

†rush XIV; move briskly by, past, etc. XVII. poss. — OF. brosser go through brushwood, f. brosse BRUSH

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Brush

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 2298 words.

A painting tool made up of a group of fibres bound and inserted into a handle. A brush should hold

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brushes

Paul Goldman.

in The Oxford Companion to Western Art

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 76 words.

have been used for drawing since ancient times. During the medieval period brushes were almost invariably made of squirrel hair

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brushing

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

In silviculture, the removal from beneath the trees of brush and weed species, which compete with seedlings for sunlight, water, and soil nutrients.

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brush

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 37 words.

A device made from thin strands of wire, used to play drums. Brushes have been used since the 1920s, especially by kit-drummers in jazz and dance bands, to produce a softer sound than...

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brush

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A painting or drawing implement consisting of flexible fibres set in a handle. Prehistoric artists used materials such as feathers and leaves to apply paint and the Egyptians used an...

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Brush

R. D. Harley.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Art Techniques and Principles. 2312 words.

A painting tool made up of a group of fibres bound and inserted into a handle. A brush should hold a quantity of paint and release it gradually as it is applied by the artist to make a...

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brush

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 145 words.

A painting or drawing implement consisting of flexible fibres set in a handle. Prehistoric artists used materials such as feathers and leaves to apply paint and the Egyptians used an...

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brush

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 145 words.

A painting or drawing implement consisting of flexible fibres set in a handle. Prehistoric artists used materials such as feathers and leaves to apply paint and the Egyptians used an...

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brush

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 85 words.

A painting tool made of fibres bound and inserted into a handle. Brushes have been used since ancient times, and in ancient Egypt were made of macerated reed fibres. A wide variety of...

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