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brisling

[ briz-ling, bris- ]
/ ˈbrɪz lɪŋ, ˈbrɪs- /
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noun
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Origin of brisling

1900–05; <Norwegian; akin to obsolete Danish bretling,German Brätling, Breitling
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How to use brisling in a sentence

  • At the bush, the dogs shrank away as if frightened, and returned to their masters, their hair brisling on their backs.

British Dictionary definitions for brisling

brisling
/ (ˈbrɪslɪŋ) /

noun
another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil

Word Origin for brisling

C20: from Norwegian; related to obsolete Danish bretling, German Breitling
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