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Brush

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The tail of a fox or squirrel, which is brushy.

Brush away. Get along.

Brush off. Move on.

He brushed by me. He just touched me as he went quickly past. Hence also brush, a slight skirmish.

All these are metaphors from brushing with a brush.

Give it another brush. A little more attention; bestow a little more labour on it; return it to the file for a little more polish.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Browse his Jib (To)
Bruel
Bruin
Brumaire
Brummagem
Brums
Brunehild
Brunello (in Orlando Furioso)
Brunswicker
Brunt
Brush
Brush up (To)
Brut
Brut dAngleterre
Brute
Brute (Sir John)
Brute or Brutus
Brutum Fulmen (Latin)
Brutus (Junius)
Brutus (Marcus)
Bruxellois