So the 40-year-old father of four took a job pushing a broom at TMI in 1976.
George must not use a broom, but a rag—else he will die someday.
This left her boss, the commander in chief, to hand his nine-iron to the caddy and grimly ask for broom and dustpan.
One man carried a broom and dustbin with a picture of Mubarak inside.
We sat in his dimly lit office—no bigger than a broom closet—where we commiserated over the current state of American medicine.
If I'd broken my broom over her back I wouldn't a cared so much.
He has all his housework there, a broom and a duster, and I dare say he has a cooking-stove and a gridiron.
She stopped suddenly and leaned on her broom, her face very serious.
When accidentally struck by the janitor's broom, he gives off a cloud of dust.
I told the ranger about chasing the old beast around with a broom.
Old English brom "broom, brushwood," the common flowering shrub whose twigs were tied together to make a tool for sweeping, from Proto-Germanic *bræmaz "thorny bush" (cf. Dutch braam, German Brombeere "blackberry"), from PIE root *bh(e)rem- "to project, a point."
Traditionally, both the flowers and sweeping with broom twigs were considered unlucky in May (Suffolk, Sussex, Wiltshire, etc.). The witch's flying broomstick originally was one among many such objects (pitchfork, trough, bowl), but the broomstick became fixed as the popular tool of supernatural flight via engravings from a famous Lancashire witch trial of 1612.
To run or walk away, esp to escape by running (1800s+)