(Brin"i*ness) n. The state or quality of being briny; saltness; brinishness.
(Brin"ish) a. Like brine; somewhat salt; saltish. "Brinish tears." Shak.
(Brin"ish*ness), n. State or quality of being brinish.
(||Brin"ja*ree`) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A rough-haired East Indian variety of the greyhound.
(Brink) n. [Dan. brink edge, verge; akin to Sw. brink declivity, hill, Icel. brekka; cf. LG. brink
a grassy hill, W. bryn hill, bryncyn hillock.] The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a
precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig. "The
brink of vice." Bp. Porteus. "The brink of ruin." Burke.
The plashy brink of weedy lake.
(Brin"y) a. [From Brine.] Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt; as,
a briny taste; the briny flood.
(Bri"o*ny) n. See Bryony. Tennyson.
(Brisk) a. [Cf. W. brysg, fr. brys haste, Gael. briosg quick, lively, Ir. broisg a start, leap, jerk.]
1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
Cheerily, boys; be brick awhile.
Brick toil alternating with ready ease.
2. Full of spirit of life; effervescng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider.
Syn. Active; lively; agile; alert; nimble; quick; sprightly; vivacious; gay; spirited; animated.
(Brisk) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Bricked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bricking.] To make or become lively; to
enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; usually with up.
(Bris"ket) n. [OE. bruskette, OF. bruschet, F. bréchet, brichet; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. brysced
the breast of a slain animal, brisket, Corn. vrys breast, Armor. brusk, bruched, the front of the chest,
Gael. brisgein the cartilaginous part of a bone.] That part of the breast of an animal which extends
from the fore legs back beneath the ribs; also applied to the fore part of a horse, from the shoulders to
the bottom of the chest. [See Illust. of Beef.]
(Brisk"ly) adv. In a brisk manner; nimbly.
(Brisk"ness), n. Liveliness; vigor in action; quickness; gayety; vivacity; effervescence.
(Bris"tle) n. [OE. bristel, brustel, AS. bristl, byrst; akin to D. borstel, OHG. burst, G. borste,
Icel. burst, Sw. borst, and to Skr. bh&rsdotshti edge, point, and prob, L. fastigium extremity, Gr.
'a`flaston stern of a ship, and E. brush, burr, perh. to brad. &radic96.]
1. A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.