The word broom derives from the name of certain thorny shrubs (Genista and others) used for sweeping.[1] The name of the shrubs began to be used for the household implement in Late Middle English and gradually replaced the earlier besom during the Early Modern English period. The song Buy Broom Buzzems (by William Purvis 1752–1832) still refers to the broom besom as one type of besom (i.e. a besom made from broom).

The medicinal use of the brush-like branches of the Broom, under the name Genista, Genesta, or Genestia, is mentioned in the earliest printed herbals, under Passau, 1485, the Hortus Sanitatis, 1491, the Grete Herball, 1516, and others. It is likewise the Genista figured by the German botanists and pharmacologists of the sixteenth century.

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This Liberty 27 in. hook rack with 4 This Liberty 27 in. hook rack with 4 elegant scroll hooks is the perfect decorative storage solution for your home. Use it to organize your coats hats handbags bookbags robes and towels. This design matches any casual decor and adds interest to plain walls.  More + Product Details Close

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HABITAT: Colonize open disturbed sites, such as logged or burned sites, roadsides, and pastures, and can invade +/- undisturbed grasslands, coastal scrub, oak woodlands, and open forests. Do not tolerate heavy shade, but can tolerate minimal shade along the edges of forest canopies. Drought-resistant.

I find it easiest to hang the bike from its front wheel on a single hook in the ceiling. The rear wheel area is the heaviest portion of the bike, and is the most stable when lifting. I support the bike with my right hand (I’m right handed) at the base of the saddle stem and guide the front wheel up by holding the wheel rim nearest the pedals.

Species of broom popular in horticulture are purple broom (Chamaecytisus purpureus; purple flowers), Atlas broom (or Moroccan broom) (Argyrocytisus battandieri, with silvery foliage), dwarf broom (Cytisus procumbens), Provence broom (Cytisus purgans) and Spanish broom (Spartium junceum).

The Broom is the badge of the Forbes. Thus, according to Sandford, it was the bonny broom which the Scottish clan of Forbes wore in their bonnets when they wished to arouse the heroism of their chieftains, and which in their Gaelic dialect they called bealadh, in token of its beauty.

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Cut the purlins to size, set them into the brackets and drive 4d nails through the bracket holes (Photo 4). Cut the shelves to size and fasten them with 8d nails. It’s important to install the shelves now since they won’t fit after the siding is on.

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Extracts have been used for cathartic, diuretic, emetic, antiarrhythmic and labor-inducing effects. Tender plant tops have been used to flavor beer and increase its intoxicating effect. Leaves and aged flowers have been smoked to produce euphoria.

Plants are divided into families based upon their seeds, how and where they grow. Sorghum is a large family of plants (containing more than 200 varieties) some of which are high in sugar content, others low. Sugar cane and another variety (from which sorghum molasses is made) are examples of high sugar content sorghums. Millet, milo and broom corn are examples of low sugar content sorghums. In all cases, sorghums are annual plants with a single stem, ribbon-type leaves and tassels with seeds produced on them. Individual varieties grow to differing heights ranging from two to ten feet.. Tassel lengths vary from less than 6 inches in length up to over two feet. Sorghum vulgere, the variety we call broom corn, has the longest tassels. It is this variety which is used in the making of brooms.

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Now, if your shadow boxes are heavier than 5 pounds you may want to consider using Ook hooks. The nails that come with these hooks leave a small hole. There are a few different ones that have nails that are strong enough to go into brick.  

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Start by digging parallel trenches 10 in. wide by 6 in. deep and centered 3 ft. 6 in. apart. If the ground is slightly sloped (like ours was), dig out any high areas between the trenches so you can (later) place a level across the sleepers.