, a breccia containing bones, usually fragmentary.Coin breccia, a breccia containing coins.

(Brec"ci*a`ted) a. Consisting of angular fragments cemented together; resembling breccia in appearance.

The brecciated appearance of many specimens [of meteorites].
H. A. Newton.

(Bred) imp. & p. p. of Breed.

Bred out, degenerated. "The strain of man's bred out into baboon and monkey." Shak.Bred to arms. See under Arms.Well bred. (a) Of a good family; having a good pedigree. "A gentleman well bred and of good name." Shak. [Obs., except as applied to domestic animals.] (b) Well brought up, as shown in having good manners; cultivated; refined; polite.

(Brede, or Breede) n. Breadth. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Brede) n. [See Braid woven cord.] A braid. [R.]

Half lapped in glowing gauze and golden brede.

(Breech) n. [See Breeches.]

1. The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.

2. Breeches. [Obs.] Shak.

3. The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.

4. (Naut.) The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.

(Breech), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breeched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Breeching ]

1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches.

A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith's youngest boy was breeched.

2. To cover as with breeches. [Poetic]

Their daggers unmannerly breeched with gore.

3. To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.

4. To whip on the breech. [Obs.]

Had not a courteous serving man conveyed me away, whilst he went to fetch whips, I think, in my conscience, he would have breeched me.
Old Play.

5. To fasten with breeching.

(Breech"block) n. The movable piece which closes the breech of a breech-loading firearm, and resists the backward force of the discharge. It is withdrawn for the insertion of a cartridge, and closed again before the gun is fired.

(Breech"cloth`) n. A cloth worn around the breech.

Bone breccia

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