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1(of fabric) having a soft raised nap:‘brushed cotton’
- ‘At just £2,140 for a black and grey brushed wool number, who could resist?’
- ‘I push back the bedspread and the warm cocoon of brushed cotton sheets.’
- ‘I just hadn't expected to spot them at the breakfast table in brushed polyester with mother-of-pearl buttons.’
- ‘Union made in the USA, this cap is made of heavyweight brushed cotton/polyester bull twill.’
- ‘Her other creations include a range of nightwear for kids using brushed cotton, and formal wear for women.’
2(of metal) finished with a non-reflective surface:‘brushed aluminium’
- ‘I am fortunate in my case, since the brushed aluminum finish by MountainMods has no paint.’
- ‘The brushed silver appearance is also nice, though no other colours are available if silver isn't for you.’
- ‘Choose from brushed or lacquered copper, natural painted aluminum, and white.’
- ‘The nylon band loops through fixed rings on the brushed stainless-steel housing rather than attaching to fragile pins.’
- ‘The drive itself has a brushed silver/chrome look to it, and is shaped to fit your hand somewhat.’
- ‘When all of this was accomplished, the entire levergun was finished in brushed nickel and a composite stock was added.’
- ‘One eye shone a shimmering amber with a thin slit of a pupil scanning the scene below while the other was an unmoving brushed gold orb.’
- ‘The aluminum bands and rivets that comprise the work can only speak of the brushed surface or the inexorable flatness of the metal.’
- ‘It cost about £40 in my house to replace every switch with a snazzy brushed chrome effect affair.’
- ‘Stainless steel is the most common material; durable and easy to live with, in brushed or polished finishes.’
- ‘Nielsen Bainbridge offers a wide variety of silvers, from a raw aluminum look to a steel gray to brushed tones in its German silver.’
- ‘Public stairways throughout are stainless steel with brushed aluminum accents.’
- ‘In back, a counter tiled in red glass fronts an open kitchen of brushed steel.’
- ‘Cut your choice of molding to fit around the mirror and paint it, using neutral colors or a brushed gold or silver.’
- ‘The menu comes on an A5 sheet of high-quality paper, with its corners slipped into slits on a thick sheet of brushed copper.’
- ‘Moving down from the dashboard the gear-lever has a brushed alloy cover which, at first glance, makes this six-speed manual look like an automatic.’
- ‘The curved bezel and shiny brushed finish just floored me.’
- ‘Despite the small dimensions, there's a complete set of PC components hiding inside that brushed silver and black chassis.’
- ‘This picture also gives you a close-up look at the brushed aluminium finish of the case.’
- ‘It was the sun reflecting off the brushed stainless steel surface of the familiar DeLorean.’
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