brush (n.)
hostile meeting, collision, forceful encounter
2H6 V.iii.3[York to all, of Salisbury] That winter lion, who in rage forgets / Aged contusions and all brush of time
TC V.iii.34[Hector to Troilus] tempt not yet the brushes of the war
Tim IV.iii.265[Timon to Apemantus, comparing his former associates to leaves] have with one winter's brush / Fell from their boughs [i.e. with a single storm]
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