Your cubicle mates pouring over their brackets with all of the serious intent and fevered diligence of Talmudic scholars.
Sticking with six brackets is supposedly meant to signal that he believes in a little stability and is not a loon.
So there you have it, folks, several foolhardy techniques to fill out your brackets and make a run at office immortality.
I was up to my ears in scores and brackets and highlights, and I said, “This is kind of a bad time.”
Some of it was unnecessary giveaways, like making the Bush tax cuts permanent for most brackets.
Many of the brackets supporting a solitary balcony were of beautiful design, though the greater number were defaced and crumbling.
All the editor's work is indicated by its enclosure in brackets.
The drum may be strengthened if necessary by additional rings, and its connections with the rings made more secure by brackets.
Other corrections in the text are noted below (corrections inside the brackets).
In ward number 23 the oil lamps, stuck in brackets along the walls, smoked.
1570s, bragget, "architectural support," probably from Middle French braguette "codpiece armor" (16c.), from a fancied resemblance of architectural supports to that article of attire (Spanish cognate bragueta meant both "codpiece" and "bracket"), diminutive of brague "knee pants," ultimately from Gaulish *braca "pants," itself perhaps from Germanic (cf. Old English broc "garment for the legs and trunk;" see breeches). The sense might reflect the "breeches" sense, on the notion of two limbs or of appliances used in pairs. The typographical bracket is first recorded 1750, so called for its resemblance to double supports in carpentry (a sense attested from 1610s). Senses affected by Latin brachium "arm."
1797, of printed matter, "to enclose in brackets," from bracket (n.). Also, "to couple or connect with a brace" (1827), also figurative, "to couple one thing with another" in writing (1807). Artillery rangefinding sense is from 1903, from the noun (1891) in the specialized sense "distance between the ranges of two shells, one under and one over the object." Related: Bracketed; bracketing. In home-building and joinery, bracketed is attested by 1801.
Marks — [ ] — resembling parentheses with square corners. Brackets are often used within quotations to distinguish between the quoter's own words and those of the writer being quoted: “He [the president] made a memorable speech at Gettysburg.”