If ever my scorn hath scattered mouldered words to the winds, and if I have come like a besom
to cross-spiders, and as a cleansing wind to old charnel- houses:
My father turned up his sleeves and clutched the besom
A scrawny buttermilk-faced young besom
, allus askin' questions an' pokin' tha' nose where it wasna, wanted.
He was provided with a stiff besom
, such as is used by street sweepers, and it was his place to follow down the line the man who drew out the smoking entrails from the carcass of the steer; this mass was to be swept into a trap, which was then closed, so that no one might slip into it.
in that kingdom, and that much is expected from his skill and zeal in delineating those specimens of national antiquity, which are either mouldering under the slow touch of time, or swept away by modern taste, with the same besom
of destruction which John Knox used at the Reformation.
of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
May 15, 1829 - Mr Birkinshaw received PS12 for purchasing besoms
for cleansing the streets.
I am sure that the fathers of the men I saw carrying besoms
today developed a thirst as they performed the daily round and common task, and what could be drier work than rethatching those old roofs under the blazing sun?
I repeated this several times, and during one session in the steam room the poparshitsa batted me down from head to toe with aromatic oak besoms
(bundles of twigs) which contain phytoncides in the leaves to open my pores and stimulate circulation.
La charge financiere qui pese sur les hopitaux en serait allegee et les ressources actuellement requises pour les soins post-avortement pourraient etre affectees a d'autres besoms
Since 1975 the farm has been leased to Shropshire Council and is now a working farm museum where visitors can see farm staff care for traditional breeds of poultry and stock, the wheelwright and blacksmith produce goods for the farm, the farrier shoes the work-inghorsesthe woodland craft workers produce besoms
and rakes, and the farmer's wife churns butter by hand just as it would have been done between 1875 and 1925.