broom

1. noun /bɹuːm/
a) A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.
b) An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a broom or sweeper.
2. verb /bɹuːm/
a) To sweep.

“[…] <! quote in original Sidi, I was busy in the exercise of my functions, occupied in brooming the front of the stables, when who should come but Hhamed Ould Denéï on horseback, at full gallop, as if he were going to break his neck. […]”

b) To travel by car or another fast vehicle.

It was but this morning at eight, when poor Molly, was brooming the steps, and the baker paying her by no means unmerited compliments, that my landlady came whirling out of the ground-floor front, and sent the poor girl whimpering into the kitchen.


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