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bree1

brie

noun
  1. 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

bree2

noun
  1. 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</p>

    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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