brandreth

or bran·drith

[bran-drith]

Origin of brandreth

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for brandreth

Historical Examples of brandreth

  • Take a dose of Brandreth's pills, and then give us your sensations.

  • "Perhaps at rehearsal," said Mr. Brandreth, with a pensive absence of mind.

    Annie Kilburn

    William Dean Howells

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

    Annie Kilburn

    William Dean Howells

  • "I never approved of those liberties on the stage," said Mrs. Brandreth.

    Annie Kilburn

    William Dean Howells

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

    Annie Kilburn

    William Dean Howells