A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of stiff fibers attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick. It is commonly used in combination with a dustpan.

Combination Whisk Broom

A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of stiff fibers attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical…

"To avoid the inconvenience of having the team travel around the mill, interfering with the passing to and fro with cane and bagasse, the plan has been adopted by one manufacturer at least, of prolonging the main shaft of the mill down through the floor, and there coupling it with another shaft which continues down and rests in a step on the floor of a lower story or basement. The sweep is attached to the shaft below, and the team is thus removed from around the mill leaving the space unobstructed." -Commission, 1865

Vertical cane mill

"To avoid the inconvenience of having the team travel around the mill, interfering with the passing…

An oar is a tool used for water propulsion. Oars in general have one flat blade at one end. The user grabs the oar at the other end.

Water Propulsion Oar

An oar is a tool used for water propulsion. Oars in general have one flat blade at one end. The user…

The father of Reynard the Fox sweeps the dirt with his tail over the hole where he hides his newfound treasure.

Reynard the Fox: Covering the Treasure

The father of Reynard the Fox sweeps the dirt with his tail over the hole where he hides his newfound…

An illustration of an elderly sweeping the floor.

Elderly Woman Sweeping

An illustration of an elderly sweeping the floor.