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"salty, briny," 1510s, from Dutch brak "brackish," probably from Middle Dutch brak "worthless," a word also used in commercial trade and which also made its way into early Modern English.

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  • A brack man's nebber a fool 'cept when he's coaxed to run away from a good master, sah!

  • It's only a matter of form you know—Judge brack assured me of that.

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • brack, however, was as close as an oyster, and Carl got no satisfaction in this direction.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • And brack had all sorts of arrangements to make—so Eilert read to me.

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • brack gathered something of what was passing in his mind and whispered, "You'll be quite safe here, sit down."

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • Yes, I gathered that you had had an exceedingly jolly evening at Judge brack's.

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • Sometimes I wish I were back there, but it wouldn't suit me, and he's been very good to us here, brack.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • I advise you not to speak of it—either to Judge brack or to anyone else.

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • Then Eleanor came out, and the story of brack's shrewdness had to be told to her.

  • The pans, when not brack, are the natural reservoirs of the country.

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