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shaving brush

a short, cylindrical brush with long, soft, bristles, used in lathering the face before shaving.
Origin of shaving brush
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A razor lay upon the dressing-table, a shaving brush stood on a tiny bracket above the tin wash-hand basin.

  • He was rubbing his face with a towel and in the other hand was a razor and shaving brush.

    Bruce of the Circle A Harold Titus
  • The Government specified a shaving brush with an abbreviated handle, making it more convenient to carry.

  • As no shaving brush was available the "piou-piou" in the next bed lathered him with his tooth brush.

    The White Road to Verdun Kathleen Burke
  • I advised one particularly hirsute chap to lower his shaving brush into the sea to-morrow at the end of a string.

  • It is surmised that he swallowed my guest's shaving brush and tooth brush, for they have never been found.

  • His face covered with lather, and a shaving brush in one hand, Alfred entered the room just as his friend was about to escape.

    Baby Mine Margaret Mayo
  • Hall put his shaving brush down, inserted a fresh blade in his razor.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • A soft brush, like a shaving brush, is more convenient than the sponge.

  • In addition to the equipment already mentioned I carried two packages of tobacco, a shaving brush and a box of matches.

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