Besom

An old word for broom. This special broom is used to symbolically sweep the circle and altar clean before ritual. It sweeps away negative energies.

besom

see
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Besom

Besom is a dialectal or historical word for what is now known as a broom, a household implement used for sweeping. The term `besom` is now mostly reserved for a `traditionally constructed` broom, made from a bundle of twigs tied to a stouter pole. The twigs used could be broom (i.e. Genista, whence the modern name `broom` for the tool), heat...
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besom

[n] - a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle
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Besom

• (v. t.) To sweep, as with a besom. • (n.) A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys.
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besom

noun a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle
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Besom

Be'som noun [ Middle English besme , besum , Anglo-Saxon besma ; akin to Dutch bezem , OHG pesamo , German besen ; of uncertain origin.] A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys. [ Archaic or Fig.] « I will sweep it...
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Besom

Be'som transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Besomed ] To sweep, as with a besom. [ Archaic or Poetic] Cowper. « Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain. Barlow. »
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besom

curler's broom
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besom

difficult woman
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besom

implement for sweeping, usually made of a bunch of broom, heather, birch, or other twigs bound together round a handle; a broom [OED].
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besom

see
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