(Bran"-new") a. See Brand- new.
(Bran"ny) a. Having the appearance of bran; consisting of or containing bran. Wiseman.
(Bran"sle) n. [See Brawl a dance.] A brawl or dance. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Brant) n. [Cf.Brand goose, Brent, Brenicle.] (Zoöl.) A species of wild goose (Branta bernicla)
called also brent and brand goose. The name is also applied to other related species.
(Brant), a. [See Brent.] Steep. [Prov. Eng.]
(Bran"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) The European redstart; so called from the red color of its tail.
(Brant"-fox`) n. [For brand-fox; cf. G. brandfuchs, Sw. bradräf. So called from its yellowish
brown and somewhat black color. See Brand.] (Zoöl.) A kind of fox found in Sweden (Vulpes alopex),
smaller than the common fox but probably a variety of it.
(Bran"u*lar) a. Relating to the brain; cerebral. I. Taylor.
(Bra"sen) a. Same as Brazen.
(Brash) a. [Cf. Gael. bras or G. barsch harsh, sharp, tart, impetuous, D. barsch, Sw. & Dan.
barsk.] Hasty in temper; impetuous. Grose.
(Brash), a. [Cf. Amer. bresk, brusk, fragile, brittle.] Brittle, as wood or vegetables. [Colloq., U.
(Brash), n. [See Brash brittle.]
1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
2. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
3. (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial deposits. Lyell.
4. Broken fragments of ice. Kane.
Water brash (Med.), an affection characterized by a spasmodic pain or hot sensation in the stomach
with a rising of watery liquid into the mouth; pyrosis. Weaning brash (Med.), a severe form of diarrhea
which sometimes attacks children just weaned.
(Bra"sier, Bra"zier) n. [OE. brasiere, F. braise live coals. See Brass.] An artificer who works
in brass. Franklin.
(Bra"sier, Bra"zier), n. [F. brasier, braisíer, fr. braise live coals. See Brass.] A pan for holding
(Brass) n.; pl. Brasses [OE. bras, bres, AS. bræs; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to
harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d Braze.]
1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often containing two parts of
copper to one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely other metals.
2. (Mach.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is often lined with
a softer metal, when the latter is generally called a white metal lining. See Axle box, Journal Box, and