2. The quantity brewed at once.

A brewing of new beer, set by old beer.

3. A mixing together.

I am not able to avouch anything for certainty, such a brewing and sophistication of them they make.

4. (Naut.) A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds.

(Brew"is) n. [OE. brewis, brouwys, browesse, brewet, OF. brouet, - s being the OF. ending of the nom. sing. and acc. pl.; dim. of OHG. brod. &radic93. See Broth, and cf. Brose.]

1. Broth or pottage. [Obs.]

Let them of their Bonner's "beef" and "broth" make what brewis they please for their credulous guests.
Bp. Hall.

2. Bread soaked in broth, drippings of roast meat, milk, or water and butter.

(Brews"ter*ite) n. [Named after Sir David Brewster.] A rare zeolitic mineral occurring in white monoclinic crystals with pearly luster. It is a hydrous silicate of aluminia, baryta, and strontia.

(Brez"i*lin) n. See Brazilin.

(Bri"ar) n. Same as Brier.

(Bri*a"re*an) a. [L. Briareius, fr. Briareus a mythological hundred-handed giant, Gr. fr. strong.] Pertaining to, or resembling, Briareus, a giant fabled to have a hundred hands; hence, hundred-handed or many-handed.

(Brib"a*ble) a. Capable of being bribed.

A more bribable class of electors.
S. Edwards.

(Bribe) n. [F. bribe a lump of bread, scraps, leavings of meals LL. briba scrap of bread; cf. OF. briber, brifer, to eat gluttonously, to beg, and OHG. bilibi food.]

1. A gift begged; a present. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.

Undue reward for anything against justice is a bribe.

3. That which seduces; seduction; allurement.

Not the bribes of sordid wealth can seduce to leave these everblooming sweets.

(Bribe), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bribed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bribing.]

1. To rob or steal. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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