Besom

Definition of Besom

Be´som
n.1.A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys.
I will sweep it with the besom of destruction.
- Isa. xiv. 23.
The housemaid with her besom.
- W. Irving.
v. t.1.To sweep, as with a besom.
[imp. & p. p. Besomed ( ).]
Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain.
- Barlow.

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