brushwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brush +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

brushwise (not comparable)

  1. (rare) In the manner of a brush.
    • 1993, Thomas Kingston Derry, Trevor Illtyd Williams, A short history of technology: from the earliest times to A.D. 1900
      They made their ink from lamp-black and gum-solution, their pens — used brushwise at first, but later cut like quills — from rushes.