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arace

arace
(v. t.) To tear up by the roots; to draw away.

brace

brace
(n.) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
(n.) A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
(n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension.
(n.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
(n.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
(n.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
(n.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
(n.) A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
(n.) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
(n.) Harness; warlike preparation.
(n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
(n.) The mouth of a shaft.
(v. i.) To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up.
(v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
(v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
(v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
(v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
(v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.

brahe

brahe
Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601)

brake

brake
Imp. of Break.
Of Break
(n.) A fern of the genus Pteris, esp. the P. aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern.
(n.) A thicket; a place overgrown with shrubs and brambles, with undergrowth and ferns, or with canes.
(v. t.) An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber.
(v. t.) An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a fire engine.
(v. t.) A baker's kneading though.
(v. t.) A sharp bit or snaffle.
(v. t.) A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him; also, an inclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
(v. t.) That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
(v. t.) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
(v. t.) A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after plowing; a drag.
(v. t.) A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.
(v. t.) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine, or other motor, by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
(v. t.) A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.
(v. t.) An ancient instrument of torture.

brave

brave
(n.) A brave person; one who is daring.
(n.) Specifically, an Indian warrior.
(n.) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
(n.) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
(superl.) Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
(superl.) Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
(superl.) Making a fine show or display.
(v. t.) To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
(v. t.) To adorn; to make fine or showy.

braze

braze
(v. i.) To solder with hard solder, esp. with an alloy of copper and zinc; as, to braze the seams of a copper pipe.
(v. i.) To harden.
(v. t.) To cover or ornament with brass.

crake

crake
(n.) A boast. See Crack, n.
(n.) Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.
(v. t. & i.) To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.
(v. t. & i.) To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.

crane

crane
(n.) A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel.
(n.) A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck.
(n.) A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; -- so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick.
(n.) An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire.
(n.) A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
(n.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2.
(v. i.) to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
(v. t.) To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up.
(v. t.) To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.

crape

crape
(n.) A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.
(n.) To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.

crate

crate
(n.) A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
(n.) A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.
(v. t.) To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.

crave

crave
(v. i.) To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.
(v. t.) To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
(v. t.) To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.

craze

craze
(n.) Craziness; insanity.
(n.) A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
(n.) A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
(v. i.) To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
(v. i.) To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
(v. t.) To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase.
(v. t.) To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
(v. t.) To derange the intellect of; to render insane.

drake

drake
(n.) The male of the duck kind.
(n.) The drake fly.
(n.) A dragon.
(n.) A small piece of artillery.
(n.) Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank.

drape

drape
(v. i.) To make cloth.
(v. i.) To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
(v. t.) To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
(v. t.) To rail at; to banter.

erase

erase
(v. t.) To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name.
(v. t.) Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory.

frame

frame
(n.) Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.
(n.) The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
(n.) A kind of open case or structure made for admitting, inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which anything is held or stretched
(n.) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
(n.) A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
(n.) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
(n.) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
(n.) A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
(n.) A stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.
(n.) A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
(n.) Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
(n.) Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
(n.) Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
(v. i.) To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
(v. i.) To proceed; to go.
(v. t.) To construct by fitting and uniting the several parts of the skeleton of any structure; specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting parts of one member to fit parts of another. See Dovetail, Halve, v. t., Miter, Tenon, Tooth, Tusk, Scarf, and Splice.
(v. t.) To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
(v. t.) To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
(v. t.) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
(v. t.) To support.
(v. t.) To provide with a frame, as a picture.

frape

frape
(n.) A crowd, a rabble.

grace

grace
(n.) The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
(n.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
(n.) The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
(n.) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
(n.) Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
(n.) Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
(n.) Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
(n.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
(n.) The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
(n.) Thanks.
(n.) A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
(n.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
(n.) An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
(n.) A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
(v. t.) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
(v. t.) To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
(v. t.) To supply with heavenly grace.
(v. t.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.

grade

grade
(n.) A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
(n.) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.
(n.) A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient.
(n.) The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade.
(n.) A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
(v. t.) To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
(v. t.) To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.
(v. t.) To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
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