Brassage to Brazilian

(Bras"sage) n. [F.] A sum formerly levied to pay the expense of coinage; — now called seigniorage.

(Bras"sart) n. [F. brassard, fr. bras arm. See Brace, n.] Armor for the arm; — generally used for the whole arm from the shoulder to the wrist, and consisting, in the 15th and 16th centuries, of many parts.

(Brasse) n. [Perh. a transposition of barse; but cf. LG. brasse the bream, G. brassen Cf. Bream.] (Zoöl.) A spotted European fish of the genus Lucioperca, resembling a perch.

(Bras"sets) n. See Brassart.

(||Bras"si*ca) n. [L., cabbage.] (Bot.) A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip (B. campestris); the common turnip (B. rapa); the rape or coleseed etc.

(Bras`si*ca"ceous) a. [L. brassica cabbage.] (Bot.) Related to, or resembling, the cabbage, or plants of the Cabbage family.

(Brass"i*ness) n. The state, condition, or quality of being brassy. [Colloq.]

(Brass"-vis"aged) a. Impudent; bold.

(Brass"y) a.

1. Of or pertaining to brass; having the nature, appearance, or hardness, of brass.

2. Impudent; impudently bold. [Colloq.]

(Brast) v. t. & i. [See Burst.] To burst. [Obs.]

And both his yën braste out of his face.

Dreadfull furies which their chains have brast.

(Brat) n. [OE. bratt coarse garnment, AS. bratt cloak, fr. the Celtic; cf. W. brat clout, rag, Gael. brat cloak, apron, rag, Ir. brat cloak; properly then, a child's bib or clout; hence, a child.]

1. A coarse garment or cloak; also, coarse clothing, in general. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Wright.

3. A child; an offspring; — formerly used in a good sense, but now usually in a contemptuous sense. "This brat is none of mine." Shak. "A beggar's brat." Swift.

O Israel! O household of the Lord!
O Abraham's brats! O brood of blessed seed!

4. The young of an animal. [Obs.] L'Estrange.

(Brat) n. (Mining) A thin bed of coal mixed with pyrites or carbonate of lime.

(||Brat"sche) n. [G., fr. It. viola da braccio viola held on the arm.] The tenor viola, or viola.

(Brat"tice) n. [See Brettice.] (Mining) (a) A wall of separation in a shaft or gallery used for ventilation. (b) Planking to support a roof or wall.

(Brat"tish*ing) n.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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