"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.
A brack man's nebber a fool 'cept when he's coaxed to run away from a good master, sah!
It's only a matter of form you know—Judge brack assured me of that.
brack, however, was as close as an oyster, and Carl got no satisfaction in this direction.
And brack had all sorts of arrangements to make—so Eilert read to me.
brack gathered something of what was passing in his mind and whispered, "You'll be quite safe here, sit down."
Yes, I gathered that you had had an exceedingly jolly evening at Judge brack's.
Sometimes I wish I were back there, but it wouldn't suit me, and he's been very good to us here, brack.
I advise you not to speak of it—either to Judge brack or to anyone else.
Then Eleanor came out, and the story of brack's shrewdness had to be told to her.
The pans, when not brack, are the natural reservoirs of the country.