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"salty, briny," 1510s, from Dutch brak "brackish," probably from Middle Dutch brak "worthless," a word also used in commercial trade and which also made its way into early Modern English.

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  • She was in turn succeeded by Mr. brack Cabell the following year.

  • It's only a matter of form you know—Judge brack assured me of that.

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  • And brack had all sorts of arrangements to make—so Eilert read to me.

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  • You seem to have made a particularly lively night of it at your rooms, Judge brack.

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  • In order to hear a little of your liveliness at first hand, Judge brack.

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  • Judge brack is at the door, and wishes to know if he may come in.

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  • Yes, I gathered that you had had an exceedingly jolly evening at Judge brack's.

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  • I advise you not to speak of it—either to Judge brack or to anyone else.

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  • The pans, when not brack, are the natural reservoirs of the country.

  • Dem as did meet us couldn't a told who she was or even if she was white or brack.

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