(Brin"ded) a. [Cf. Icel. bröndottr brindled, fr. brandr brand; and OE. bernen, brinnen, to burn.
See Brand, Burn.] Of a gray or tawny color with streaks of darker hue; streaked; brindled. "Three brinded
cows," Dryden. "The brinded cat." Shak.
(Brin"dle) n. [See Brindled.]
1. The state of being brindled.
2. A brindled color; also, that which is brindled.
(Brin"dle), a. Brindled.
(Brin"dled) a. [A dim. form of brinded.] Having dark streaks or spots on a gray or tawny
ground; brinded. "With a brindled lion played." Churchill.
(Brine) n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See Burn.]
1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the
saline residue or strong mother liquor resulting from the evaporation of natural or artificial waters.
2. The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.
Not long beneath the whelming brine . . . he lay.
3. Tears; so called from their saltness.
What a deal of brine Brine fly (Zoöl.), a fly of the genus Ephydra, the larvæ of which live in artificial brines and in salt lakes.
Brine gauge, an instrument for measuring the saltness of a liquid. Brine pan, a pit or pan
of salt water, where salt is formed by cristallization. Brine pit, a salt spring or well, from which
water is taken to be boiled or evaporated for making salt. Brine pump (Marine Engin.), a pump
for changing the water in the boilers, so as to clear them of the brine which collects at the bottom.
Brine shrimp, Brine worm (Zoöl.), a phyllopod crustacean of the genus Artemia, inhabiting the strong
brines of salt works and natural salt lakes. See Artemia. Brine spring, a spring of salt water.
Leach brine (Saltmaking), brine which drops from granulated salt in drying, and is preserved to be
Hath washed thy sallow cheecks for
(Brine) v. t.
1. To steep or saturate in brine.
2. To sprinkle with salt or brine; as, to brine hay.
(Bring) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bringing.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin
to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.]
1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread.
Kings xvii. 11.
To France shall we convey you safe,
And bring you back.