And as the children ran they heard a sound, and the little sister put her ear to the ground, and heard the broom
sweeping the earth close behind them; so, quick as thought, she threw the comb down on the ground, and in an instant, as the cat had said, a dense forest sprung up, in which the roots and branches were so closely intertwined, that it was impossible to force a way through it.
Very well," answered Nick, "the broom shall be used for a tail," and he fastened it firmly to the back end of the sofa body.
then the sofas were sprinkled, and the broom given a slight coating.
The snow was light, and with her broom she soon swept a path all round the garden, for Beth to walk in when the sun came out and the invalid dolls needed air.
Jo nodded and laughed, and flourished her broom as she called out.
With that, Jo shouldered her broom and marched into the house, wondering what they would all say to her.
It then, with an old broom
it carries, softly sweeps the step and makes the archway clean.
But he was back in a few moments, having discarded his broom
and provided himself, from some mysterious source, with an exquisite bouquet of flowers.
Then she took the broom
out of my hands and moved off with it slowly, a little way down the corridor.
The little negro girl who worked Madame Lebrun's sewing-machine was sweeping the galleries with long, absent-minded strokes of the broom
Nor it isn't fields nor mountains, it's just miles and miles and miles of wild land that nothing grows on but heather and gorse and broom
, and nothing lives on but wild ponies and sheep.
MY curiosity, in a sense, was stronger than my fear, for I could not remain where I was, but crept back to the bank again, whence, sheltering my head behind a bush of broom
, I might command the road before our door.
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom
, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
Sweeping with a handmade broom
can connect you with the long history of brooms
made out of natural materials, from improvised brooms
crafted from broken branches to rural artworks featuring decorative stitches.
Karen Hobbs teaches broom
making, gourding, and basketry at conventions and retreats around the US and in the illustrated pages of "Swept Away: The Vanishing Art of Broom
Making" she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to showcase the rich and colorful history of the American broomcorn industry, as well as revealing how broomcorn is grown, harvested, and dyed, and, following her easy step-by-step instructions with photographs and illustrations, how make your own broom
using one of the seven different broom
patterns provided, including Kitchen, Hearth, Cobweb, Turkey Wing Whisk, and Angel Whisk brooms