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besom

BE'SOM, n. s as z. A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping.

I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. Is.14.

BE'SOM, v.t. To sweep, as with a besom.

Rolls back all Greece,and besoms wide the plain.




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BE'SOM, n. s as z. A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping.

I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. Is.14.

BE'SOM, v.t. To sweep, as with a besom.

Rolls back all Greece,and besoms wide the plain.


BE'SOM, n. [s as z. Sax. besm, a brush or broom; besman, twigs. Orosius, 2, 3. Ger. besen; D. bezem; Arm. bezo, birch. The besom was a little bundle of twigs used for sweeping.]

A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping. I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. – Is. xiv.


BE'SOM, v.t.

To sweep, as with a besom. Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain. – Barlow.


Be"som
  1. A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys.

    [Archaic or Fig.]

    I will sweep it with the besom of destruction.
    Isa. xiv. 23.

    The housemaid with her besom.
    W. Irving.

  2. 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

BE'SOM, noun s as z. A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping.

I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. Isaiah 14:23.

BE'SOM, verb transitive To sweep, as with a besom

Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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