The bracketing of the names of Shakespeare and Swedenborg is eminently well.
This gallery is sometimes supported upon a deep system of bracketing, corbelled out from the feet of the main pillars.
They held grimly to the course of the Earth ship, bracketing it like an official guard.
McGillicuddy had a way of bracketing the Deity with commanding officers, and did it with much simplicity and meant no irreverence.
"Saucy kippers," she called them both, bracketing King Charles with the roving Samuel.
Certainly, an English critic would never have thought of bracketing together such a pair.
The process is very like what artillery men tell of "bracketing" the object fired at, and then landing fairly on it.
More followed, and, after bracketing, seemed to centre about two hundred and fifty yards in front of us.
Our guns added their help, and they fired many rounds down the Menin road, bracketing the ditches.
It tapered up into bracketing ears, supporting gingery eaves.
1570s, bragget, "architectural support," probably from Middle French braguette "codpiece armor" (16c.), from a fancied resemblance of architectural supports to that article of attire (Spanish cognate bragueta meant both "codpiece" and "bracket"), diminutive of brague "knee pants," ultimately from Gaulish *braca "pants," itself perhaps from Germanic (cf. Old English broc "garment for the legs and trunk;" see breeches). The sense might reflect the "breeches" sense, on the notion of two limbs or of appliances used in pairs. The typographical bracket is first recorded 1750, so called for its resemblance to double supports in carpentry (a sense attested from 1610s). Senses affected by Latin brachium "arm."
1797, of printed matter, "to enclose in brackets," from bracket (n.). Also, "to couple or connect with a brace" (1827), also figurative, "to couple one thing with another" in writing (1807). Artillery rangefinding sense is from 1903, from the noun (1891) in the specialized sense "distance between the ranges of two shells, one under and one over the object." Related: Bracketed; bracketing. In home-building and joinery, bracketed is attested by 1801.