and renal casts in the urine. Several varieties of Bright's disease are now recognized, differing in the
part of the kidney involved, and in the intensity and course of the morbid process.
(Bright"some) a. Bright; clear; luminous; brilliant. [R.] Marlowe.
(Bri*gose") a. [LL. brigosus, It. brigoso. See Brigue, n.] Contentious; quarrelsome. [Obs.]
(Brigue) n. [F. brigue, fr. LL. briga quarrel. See Brigand.] A cabal, intrigue, faction, contention,
strife, or quarrel. [Obs.] Chesterfield.
(Brigue), v. i. [F. briguer. See Brigue, n.] To contend for; to canvass; to solicit. [Obs.] Bp.
(Brike) n. [AS. brice.] A breach; ruin; downfall; peril. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Brill) n. [Cf. Corn. brilli mackerel, fr. brith streaked, speckled.] (Zoöl.) A fish allied to the turbot
(Rhombus levis), much esteemed in England for food; called also bret, pearl, prill. See Bret.
(||Bril*lan"te) adv. [It. See Brilliant, a.] (Mus.) In a gay, showy, and sparkling style.
(Bril"liance) n. Brilliancy. Tennyson.
(Bril"lian*cy) n. [See Brilliant.] The quality of being brilliant; splendor; glitter; great brightness,
whether in a literal or figurative sense.
With many readers brilliancy of style passes for affluence of thought.
(Bril"liant) a. [F. brillant, p. pr. of briller to shine or sparkle fr. L. beryllus a precious stone of
sea-green color, Prov. It. brill. See Beryl.]
1. Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
2. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
Washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal mistakes than to perform brilliant exploits.
Syn. See Shining.
(Bril"liant), n. [F. brillant. See Brilliant, a.]
1. A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract
the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the
table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or
collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished
from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
This snuffbox on the hinge see brilliants shine.
2. (Print.) The smallest size of type used in England printing.
This line is printed in the type called Brilliant.
3. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
(Bril"liant*ly), adv. In a brilliant manner.