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or brandrith

[bran-drith] /ˈbræn drɪθ/
a wooden fence around a well.
an iron tripod or trivet placed over a fire.
any similar support or framework.
Origin of brandreth
1350-1400; Middle English < Old Norse brandreith grate, equivalent to brand brand + reith vehicle (cognate with road, raid); replacing Old English brandrād trivet and brandrida fire-grate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Take a dose of brandreth's pills, and then give us your sensations.

  • "Mr. brandreth," said her visitor, whom she now saw to be much younger than Mr. Peck could be.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • Mr. brandreth began to show things to Annie, and to tell how little they cost, as soon as the ladies entered.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • "Mrs. Munger was sure you would," said Mr. brandreth joyously.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • Yes, he was now at the foot of brandreth, and the horses and their riders had not emerged above the Scarf.

  • Mrs. brandreth made Annie assent to the superiority of her cottage in detail.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • They attributed their melancholy fate to brandreth and a fellow named Bacon, who, however, evaded the punishment due to his crime.

  • "I never approved of those liberties on the stage," said Mrs. brandreth.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • brandreth has only one short bit of bold rock—one of the many Raven Crags.

  • Annie suggested that this would not do after refusing Mrs. brandreth.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells

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