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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Besom \Be"som\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Besomed}.] To sweep, as with a besom. [Archaic or Poetic] --Cowper.

Rolls back all Greece, and besoms wide the plain. --Barlow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Besom \Be"som\, noun [OE. besme, besum, AS. besma; akin to D. bezem, OHG pesamo, G. besen; of uncertain origin.] A brush of twigs for sweeping; a broom; anything which sweeps away or destroys. [Archaic or Fig.]

I will sweep it with the besom of destruction. --Isa. xiv. 23.

The housemaid with her besom. --W. Irving.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

besom

noun

1: a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle


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