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aquatint a type of etching that achieves the soft sweeping tones of a wash drawing or watercolor by careful control of the length of time acid is left on any given area of the etching plate.
broom a device for sweeping, consisting of a bundle of straw or bristles attached to a long handle. [1/3 definitions]
flourish to make sweeping, dramatic movements. [1/10 definitions]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt the 32nd President of the United States, who served four terms (1933-1945). Roosevelt initiated sweeping social and economic programs to tackle the Great Depression, was leader of the Allied Powers during World War II, and worked to establish Social Security (b.1882--d.1945).
mare's-tail a narrow, filmy, sweeping band of cirrus cloud that resembles a horse's tail blowing in the breeze. [1/2 definitions]
sideswipe a glancing or sweeping blow on or along the side of something. [1/2 definitions]
slash to cut or strike with violent, sweeping, and sometimes random strokes, as with a knife. [3/9 definitions]
sweep the act or motion of sweeping. [1/16 definitions]
swing to move (a hand, foot, or limb) in a wide, sweeping, or curving motion. [2/25 definitions]
swipe a strong sweeping stroke or blow. [3/4 definitions]
swoop to take, lift up, or remove in or as if in a single motion sweeping from above; scoop up; snatch (often fol. by "away," "up," or "off"). [2/3 definitions]
wipe a sweeping blow, as with a hand or paw; swipe. [1/7 definitions]