The contents of this MS. can be so well ascertained from Mr. brae's edition that it is unnecessary to say more about it here.
Once landed on Raasay, I made up the brae to the great house.
In three or four minutes we had topped the brae and began to go down upon Sandag.
Twenty years had passed since Joey ran down the brae to play.
His own house was in the Tenements, far from the brae in winter time, but he always said to Jess it was "naething ava."
His lips are moving as I see him turning the corner of the brae.
A beggar met him one day on the brae, and got a shilling from him.
But he wasna far doon the brae when he turned an' came back.
But to resume: I have it here in Mr. Mungo Campbell's precognition that you ran immediately up the brae.
They seemed to run into each other at the top of the brae, and no one could say who was first.
"steep slope," in northern England especially "the sides of a hill," early 14c., from Scottish, "slope, river bank," from Old Norse bra "eyelash," cognate with Old English bræw "eyelid," German Braue "eyebrow" (see brow). "The word must have passed through the sense of 'eye-brow' to 'brow of a hill', supercilium (cf. OE. eaghill 'eye-hill'=eyebrow)" [OED].