Brush

A brush is a tool with bristles, wire or other filaments, used for cleaning, grooming hair, make up, painting, surface finishing and for many other purposes. It is one of the most basic and versatile tools known to mankind, and the average household may contain several dozen varieties. It generally consists of a handle or block to which filaments are affixed either parallel- or perpendicular-wise, depending on the way the brush is to be gripped during use. The material of both the block and bristles or filaments is chosen to withstand hazards of its application, such as corrosive chemicals, heat or abrasion.

Read more about Brush:  Manufacturing, Cleaning Brushes, Paintbrushes

Famous quotes containing the word brush:

    and a man climbing
    must scrape his knees, and bring
    the grip of his hands into play. The cut stone
    consoles his groping feet. Wings brush past him.
    The poem ascends.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    The moth’s kiss first!
    Kiss me as if you made believe
    You were not sure, this eve,
    How my face, your flower, had pursed
    Its petals up; so, here and there
    You brush it, till I grow aware
    Who wants me, and wide ope I burst.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    I brush my hair,
    waiting in the pain machine for my bones to get hard,
    for the soft, soft bones that were laid apart
    and were screwed together. They will knit.
    And the other corpse, the fractured heart,
    I feed it piecemeal, little chalice. I’m good to it.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)