wire brush

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wire brush

n
1. (Metallurgy) a brush having wire bristles, used for cleaning metal, esp for removing rust, or for brushing against a cymbal
2. (Instruments) a brush having wire bristles, used for cleaning metal, esp for removing rust, or for brushing against a cymbal
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Translations

wire brush

nspazzola metallica
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Scrape back and wire-brush the gate in preparation for the new metal paint.
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