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a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle

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Made this way, Mike's besoms are a world away from the cheap, imported versions found in garden centres.
This scene from "Besom Ben and His Donkey" echoes Waughs famous poem, with Ben imagining his wife listening for his footsteps and contending with the crying children.
Las fuentes etnohistoricas senalan que el culto de las montanas tenia gran importancia entre los habitantes del area andina entre los siglos XVI y XVIII, y en especial en tiempos de los incas (Besom 2000; Reinhard 1985).
with the besom of destruction' and censures the government for
A stiff yard brush or a besom broom (witch's broom) is ideal.
Echoing Isaiah 14:23 ("and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction"), (41) he promises his followers, "I am the besom that must sweep the court clean of such filth" (4.7.26-27).
All the cobwebs of sophistry and metaphysics about State rights and State sovereignty he brushed away with a mighty besom [broom]." (90)
Matching flat-front pants with a set-on waistband, belt loops, front-zip closure and besom pockets complete Shoot the Moon's camo line.
For example, besom (broom) weddings were extremely common in eighteenth century Wales.
I also extend heartfelt thanks to Margo Harkin of Besom Productions and Yvonne Murphy and Ciaran Crossey of the Linen Hall Library Northern Ireland, Political Collection, for helping to locate research materials.
One of them described women going to the Sabbat on foot or on sticks, `flying through the air like birds', and the manuscript illustrated the point with two marginal miniatures showing one woman astride a besom and the other riding a long, stout staff.
In fact, this should be another excellent afternoon for Reveley's Saltburn stable and she can complete a four-timer with Tom's River in the Besom Inn Handicap Chase (2.25), Dragons Bay in the Bill Butler Memorial Handicap Chase (2.55) and October Mist in the EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (3.30).
Many marriages were common law unions, involving such practices as jumping the broomstick, or besom, or in the new industrial north of England, `jumping brush and steel'.
THE Besom in Wirral was delighted to receive a cheque for PS1,830 from members of Elleray Park Masonic Lodge and a delegation of Cheshire Freemasons, to help purchase a new vehicle.
There will be comedy from Craig Hill, and his new show Someone's Gonna Get Kilt on February 16, Jay Lafferty with Besom on April 19 and Ed Byrne will bring his performance Spoiler Alert to town on June 1.