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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flesh-brush a brush used for rubbing the skin to excite circulation
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  • Mary Baker Eddy
    “Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flĒ½sc; cog. forms in all Teut. languages; Ger. fleisch, &c.


In literature:

His moustache brushed the sensitive flesh.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
It pressed in upon him, played upon him, embraced him; his flesh tingled as if he were being brushed; he felt his hair stir.
"The Cruise of the Jasper B." by Don Marquis
With the passage of the brush the living flesh disappeared from beneath.
"Moon-Face and Other Stories" by Jack London
Brush flesh carefully over with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
Wash the face with a flesh-brush, and rub the lips well to tone their color.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
I advised flesh-brush and tepid bath, which I think will bring her about.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Rough rub with towel or flesh-brush: bathing and rubbing may be done by attendant.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
The hair glove or flesh brush may be used to advantage in the bath before the towel is applied.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Hume brushed his hand down the outer side of his thigh, wiping flesh against the coarse stuff of the crew uniform.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
Mix with water and apply with a paint brush to flesh side of skins.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
They are pleasant ones, to be sure, but they should never take the place of the flesh brush.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
Lay on the first flesh-tint evenly with a large brush, leaving the whites of the eyes untouched.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Prepare feet by brushing vigorously with a dry flesh brush.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The parts affected ought to be frequently rubbed with a flesh brush, or with the hand.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The rough feel of shirt fabric brushed past his fingers and then the softness of flesh.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
Here you are to lather and sponge, and use the flesh brush well.
"Turkish and Other Baths" by Gordon Stables
Her brush would help her to see again that sweet flesh of her flesh.
"Woman and Artist" by Max O'Rell
Their flesh all over was tingling as if tiny needles were being brushed against them.
"Two Boy Gold Miners" by Frank V. Webster
The dubbin is brushed thickly on to the flesh side of the sammed leather, which is then hung up to dry.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett

In poetry:

While we are cousins in the flesh,
In mind I think we're nearer still,
Your genius leads you to the brush,
But mine inclines me to the quill.
"To Miss Mary Bain" by David John Scott