(wĭsk′bro͞om′, -bro͝om′, hwĭsk′-)
A small short-handled broom used especially to brush clothes.
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Two forms of the instrument are considered, the whiskbroom sensor and the pushbroom sensor.
The linoleum is smeared with ketchup and egg, and the whiskbroom is a clot of hash browns.
Indeed, building the 3D image of a surface is possible using either a sweeping beam (whiskbroom imaging), a linescan camera (pushbroom imaging) or a classical staring array camera (raster imaging).
Whiskbroom imaging builds an image of the surface point after point.
When you think of a donkey, the first thing that comes to mind is big ears, a comical, rusty, door-hinge bray, and a short whiskbroom tail.
Harpo refuses to shoot or get shot in a showdown; instead he produces a whiskbroom and brushes off his adversary.
Each time the Tramp rises, takes out a whiskbroom and meticulously sweeps himself clean.
Panoramic Distortion: The instantaneous look angle of a whiskbroom detector is constant.
Mario brushed me down with a whiskbroom from head to toe.
Says Lisa Straight of Seattle: "If a bowl of cashews topples to the floor just before the guests arrive, I swing open the doors, pull out a dustpan and broom, and get rid of the mess." Add a mop, a whiskbroom, spray-on cleaners, and rags, and this narrow storage space holds rescue from many small catastrophes.
Brooms made by the Mattoon Broom Factory in Sumner were sometimes part of Charley's inventory -- regular sweeping brooms, whiskbrooms and, once at least, a small child's toy broom festooned with a bright red handle.