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A broom consisting of a handle attached at an angle to a wide brush that is worked by pushing.
- ‘Using a push broom, sweep off accumulated leaves, pine needles, and heavy buildups of dirt that could slow down the natural flow of rain off the roof and lead to leaks.’
- ‘Heavy duty push brooms are constructed from the highest quality materials available, offering you the finest broom anywhere.’
- ‘Using a heavy push broom, I worked my way down the sidewalk.’
- ‘They band recorded the tracks on primitive equipment with a microphone taped to a push broom.’
- ‘I hadn't even noticed that it was icy, and only noticed it this time because pseudonymous kid was scraping the ice off the window with his little plastic Playmobile push broom.’
- ‘The traditional push broom was made with two threaded holes for the handle.’
- ‘For cleaning out hopper bottom wagons, we added a piece of wide rubber belting to the top of the push broom.’
- ‘Made from old parts, its burnt-orange bed is filled with balding tires, plastic drums, aluminum cans, wire-tangled innards of mechanical devices, and a push broom.’
- ‘But he doesn't really talk to me that often, and when he does, it's never small talk, just a brief question about using my push broom or something like that.’
- ‘However, we often remove the snow using a large push broom and clear along the sides if necessary with shovels or a front-end loader, mostly to get light to the plants inside faster.’
- ‘I went to Home Depot today to buy a push broom and ended up leaving with the broom, some hedge trimmers and a mat to put under our grill once we move it from the garage to the new deck.’
- ‘If you don't have covers be sure to get all the frost off with a push broom before using it.’
- ‘He never had to learn how to fix toilets or push brooms, so long as he could remember lyrics and find groupies.’
- ‘The seed is spread on the soil, then you should take a push broom and drag it backwards over top of the seeded area.’
- ‘He grabbed a push broom and hurried back down the hall and round the corner.’
- ‘I love that little fact. ‘Amelia spotted them laughing with each other at the image of the Disney Execs using a bunch of push brooms to herd a bunch of lemmings into a quick swim.’’
- ‘Though the world would scarcely be a poorer place if all the collected teen angst were swept into the Atlantic, the Pocket Rockets are at least intriguing enough to make you think twice before you break out the push brooms.’
- ‘The artist used a push broom to create two broad, semi-circular swaths of orange, pink, brown and green.’
- ‘Remove the sawdust with a soft push broom, then follow with a leaf blower or similar blower to get the wood as clean as possible.’
- ‘Work the seal into the fibers with a clean push broom, and allow the carpet to dry completely.’
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