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
(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.
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.