Brigadore to Brittany

Brigadore (3 syl.). (See Horse. )

Brigand properly means a seditious fellow. The Brigands were light-armed, irregular troops, like the Bashi-Bazouks, and like them were addicted to marauding. The Free Companies of France were Brigands. (Italian, brigante, seditious; briga, variance.)

Brigandine The armour of a brigand, consisting of small plates of iron on quilted linen, and covered with leather, hemp, or something of the kind.

Brigantine (3 syl.) or Hermaphrodite Brig. A two-masted vessel with a brig's foremast and a schooner's mainmast. (Dana's Seaman's Manual.) A pirate vessel.

Bright's Disease A degeneration of the tissues of the kidneys into fat, first investigated by Dr. Bright. The patient under this disease has a flabby, bloodless appearance, is always drowsy, and easily fatigued.

Brigians The Castilians; so called from one of their ancient kings, named Brix or Brigus, said by monkish fabulists to be the grandson of Noah.

“Edward and Pedro, emulous of fame ...
Thro' the fierce Brigians hewed their bloody way,
Till in a cold embrace the striplings lay.”
Camoens: Lusiad, v.

Brigliadoro (See Horse. )

Brilliant Madman (The). Charles XII. of Sweden. (1682-1697-1718.)

“Macedonia's madman or the Swede.”
Johnson: Vanity of Human Wishes.

Briney or Briny. I'm on the briny. The sea, which is salt like brine.

Bring About (To). To cause a thing to be done.

Bring Down the House (To). To cause rapturous applause in a theatre.

Bring into Play (To). To cause to act, to set in motion.

Bring Round (To). To restore to consciousness or health; to cause one to recover [from a fit, etc.].

Bring To (To). To restore to consciousness; to resuscitate. Many other meanings.

“ `Ill bring her to,' said the driver, with a brutal grin; `Ill give her something better than camphor.' ”- Mrs. Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Bring to Bear (To). To cause to happen successfully.

Bring to Book (To). To detect one in a mistake.

Bring to Pass (To). To cause to happen.

Bring to the Hammer (To). To offer or sell by public auction.

Bring Under (To). To bring into subjection.

Bring Up (To

Brioche (2 syl.). A sort of bun or cake common in France, and now pretty generally sold in England. When Marie Antoinette was talking about the bread riots of Paris during the 5th and 6th October, 1789, the Duchesse de Polignac naïvely exclaimed, “How is it that these silly people are so clamorous for bread,

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