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.
Famous quotes containing the word brush:
“Little Orphant Annies come to our house to stay,
An wash the cups an saucers up, an brush the crumbs away,”
—James Whitcomb Riley (18491916)
“The moths 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 (18121889)
“If you were coming in the Fall,
Id brush the Summer by”
—Emily Dickinson (18301886)