The "bracer" was getting in its work, and Perkins was feeling good again.
Her optimism was the best sort of bracer for the captain's failing courage.
Anxiety dreams may play the part of a bracer and tonic in subjects of that type.
The whisky came and he drank it, feeling that he needed a bracer.
The bracer, or arm guard, is a cuff of leather worn on the left forearm to prevent the stroke of the bowstring doing damage.
Bert used to say that glimpse of Emmy "was a bracer for the whole day."
But this time he felt that the social instinct of his system required a tonic and a bracer.
The principle, however, remains unshaken that singing in a correct way is the greatest possible "bracer."
When not in use keep them in your pocket or strung on the strap of your bracer.
A friendly pat on the back as he goes out our doorway may mean a bracer to his determination.
early 14c., "piece of armor protecting the arm;" 1580s, "a clamp, bind, brace," from brace (n.). Figurative sense of "that which braces the nerves" is 1740; especially of alcoholic drinks from c.1850. Related: Bracers.
A drink of liquor (1820s+)