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touched lightly in passing

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(of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush

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(of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing

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The unbrushed tufts of hair sticking up behind and the hastily brushed hair on his temples expressed this most eloquently.
said the old gentleman inquiringly, when his guests had been washed, mended, brushed, and brandied.
Then he bought for the first two the fine clothes and pearls and diamonds they had asked for: and on his way home, as he rode through a green copse, a hazel twig brushed against him, and almost pushed off his hat: so he broke it off and brought it away; and when he got home he gave it to his daughter.
While a maid-fox dressed the little girl's hair--which was a bit tangled--and put some bright, fresh ribbons in it, another maid-fox combed the hair on poor Button-Bright's face and head and brushed it carefully, tying a pink bow to each of his pointed ears.
Again, a young girl, more bold and saucy than was fitting, brushed the priest's black robe, singing in his face the sardonic ditty, "niche, niche, the devil is caught.