Behind another wall of glass is a jumble of rusted artificial limbs, canes, crutches, braces.
Be on the lookout for older athletes with braces on their lower teeth.
Film it on film, no makeup, get the inhaler and the braces in there.
braces of pastel green parrots nest in the 10-story jungle canopy.
braces on his legs, but he charmed the pants off Nixon, he won the ping-pong competition.
Oswald braces against the brick wall, facing "Five-Points Mission."
We hoisted the sail, hauled in the braces, and I took my place on the platform again.
After this is done, connect like pairs by braces whenever they are consecutive, either vertical or horizontal.
We control the braces on the mizzen, although they control the canvas on the mizzen.
It's cold, distinctly cold, but it does one good, braces one.
early 14c., "piece of armor for the arms," also "thong, strap for fastening," from Old French brace, braz "arms," also "length measured by two arms" (12c., Modern French bras "arm, power;" brasse "fathom, armful, breaststroke"), from Latin bracchia, plural of bracchium "an arm, a forearm," from Greek brakhion "an arm" (see brachio-). Applied to various devices for fastening and tightening on notion of clasping arms. Of dogs, "a couple, a pair" from c.1400.
mid-14c., "to seize, grasp," also "wrap, enshroud; tie up, fetter," from Old French bracier "to embrace," from brace (see brace (n.)). Meaning "to render firm or steady by tensing" is mid-15c., earlier in figurative sense "strengthen or comfort" (someone), early 15c., with later extension to tonics, etc. that "brace" the nerves (cf. bracer "stiff drink"). Related: Braced; bracing.
An orthopedic appliance that supports or holds a movable part of the body in correct position while allowing motion of the part.
Often braces A dental appliance, constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
A very stiff and exaggerated standing at military attention (1930s+ Armed forces and service academies)