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brandreth

or bran·drith

[bran-drith]
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noun
  1. a wooden fence around a well.
  2. an iron tripod or trivet placed over a fire.
  3. any similar support or framework.
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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
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Examples from the Web for brandreth

Historical Examples

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

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • "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

  • "Mr. Brandreth," said her visitor, whom she now saw to be much younger than Mr. Peck could be.

    Annie Kilburn

    William Dean Howells