brush is a common tool with bristles, wire or other filaments. It generally consists of a handle or block to which filaments are affixed in either a parallel or perpendicular orientation, depending on the way the brush is to be gripped during use. When houses were first inhabited, homeowners used branches taken from shrubs to sweep up dirt, hence using the first brushes. In 1859, the first brush factory in America was set up in New York

instrument consisting of flexible material, bristles, hair, etc, attached to a handle or stock, late 14c., dust-sweeper, a brush for sweeping,  from Old French broisse, broce, a brush 13c., Modern French brosse, perhaps from Vulgar Latin bruscia

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