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carpet sweeper

a pushable, long-handled implement for removing dirt, lint, etc., from rugs and carpets, consisting of a metal case enclosing one or more brushes that rotate.
Origin of carpet sweeper
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jumping up, she fetched the carpet sweeper and a duster from the kitchen, and set to work with feverish energy.
  • The purchasing coordinator will purchase a carpet sweeper to provide staff an option when cleaning their spaces.
  • The maid in the kitchen reminds us that some new conveniences have been added, as she stands with a carpet sweeper in her hand.

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