Tampico fibre
Tampico fiber Tam*pi"co fi"ber or Tampico fibre Tam*pi"co fi"bre A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tampico fiber — Tam*pi co fi ber or Tampico fibre Tam*pi co fi bre A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • brosse — [ brɔs ] n. f. • v. 1300 broisse; forme mod. p. ê. d apr. broce « taillis, broussailles » (1170); p. ê. lat. °bruscia, de bruscum « nœud de l érable » 1 ♦ Ustensile de nettoyage, formé d un assemblage de filaments (poils, fibres végétales ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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