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(Scot) broth, stock, or juice
Word Origin
Old English brīg, variant of brīw pottage; related to Old High German brīo soup, Old English brīwan to cook, Middle Irish brēo flame


a Scot word for brunt
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from earlier bree brow
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  • It is a blessed truth that the mind cannot stay long in a bree.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • On the other hand, Mrs. bree said "Bel hadn't got a mite of snap to her."

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Mrs. bree had not found out where the "snap" lay in Bel's character.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • It had been "all Bel was good for;" and it had been more than Mrs. bree had appreciated at the time.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Miss bree and her niece, between them, carried home the large box.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

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