2. Full, strong muscles, esp. of the arm or leg, muscular strength; a protuberant muscular part of the
body; sometimes, the arm.
Brawn without brains is thine.
It was ordained that murderers should be brent on the brawn of the left hand.
And in my vantbrace put this withered brawn.
3. The flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared flesh of a boar.
The best age for the boar is from two to five years, at which time it is best to geld him, or sell him for
4. A boar. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(Brawned) a. Brawny; strong; muscular. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Brawn"er) n. A boor killed for the table.
(Brawn"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being brawny.
(Brawn"y) a. Having large, strong muscles; muscular; fleshy; strong. "Brawny limbs." W. Irving.
Syn. Muscular; fleshy; strong; bulky; sinewy; athletic; stalwart; powerful; robust.
(Brax"y) n. [Cf. AS. breac rheum, broc sickness, Ir. bracha corruption. Jamieson.]
1. A disease of sheep. The term is variously applied in different localities. [Scot.]
2. A diseased sheep, or its mutton.
(Bray) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Braying.] [OE. brayen, OF. breier, F. broyer
to pound, grind, fr. OHG. brehhan to break. See Break.] To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine.
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar, . . . yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
(Bray), v. i. [OE brayen, F. braire to bray, OF. braire to cry, fr. LL. bragire to whinny; perh. fr.
the Celtic and akin to E. break; or perh. of imitative origin.]
1. To utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass.
Laugh, and they
Return it louder than an ass can bray.
2. To make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.
Heard ye the din of battle bray?
(Bray), v. t. To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.
Arms on armor clashing, brayed
And varying notes the war pipes brayed.
Sir W. Scott.
(Bray), n. The harsh cry of an ass; also, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
The bray and roar of multitudinous London.