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brandreth

or brandrith

[bran-drith] /ˈbræn drɪθ/
noun
1.
a wooden fence around a well.
2.
an iron tripod or trivet placed over a fire.
3.
any similar support or framework.
Origin of brandreth
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Old Norse brandreith grate, equivalent to brand brand + reith vehicle (cognate with road, raid); replacing Old English brandrād trivet and brandrida fire-grate
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  • Take a dose of brandreth's pills, and then give us your sensations.

  • Mrs. brandreth made Annie assent to the superiority of her cottage in detail.

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  • "Oh, that will do some other time, mother," said Mr. brandreth.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • "I never approved of those liberties on the stage," said Mrs. brandreth.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • "Perhaps at rehearsal," said Mr. brandreth, with a pensive absence of mind.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • Annie suggested that this would not do after refusing Mrs. brandreth.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • "Mr. brandreth," said her visitor, whom she now saw to be much younger than Mr. Peck could be.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • "Mrs. Munger was sure you would," said Mr. brandreth joyously.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • I should like to hear Mr. brandreth and Mr. Peek discussing it.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • "Yes, brandreth is one of the most lady-like fellows I ever saw," said Putney.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells

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