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brazier1

or brasier

[brey-zher] /ˈbreɪ ʒər/
noun
1.
a metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room.
2.
a simple cooking device consisting of a container of live coals covered by a grill or thin metal top upon which the food, usually meat, is placed.
Origin of brazier1
1680-1690
1680-90; earlier brasier < F. See braise, -er2

brazier2

or brasier

[brey-zher] /ˈbreɪ ʒər/
noun
1.
a person who makes articles of brass.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English brasier, equivalent to Old English bræsi(an) to work in brass + -er -er1
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  • And then came Jasper to announce that Ali waited with the brazier and the heated manacles.

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  • A brazier is at the solicitation of the guests placed in the drawing room.

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  • The gasping cry had come from Conrad by whom the brazier was set.

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  • The brazier full, Mrs. Carville rose, the handle in her hand.

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British Dictionary definitions for brazier

brazier1

/ˈbreɪzɪə/
noun
1.
a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
Derived Forms
braziery, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old English bræsian to work in brass + -er1

brazier2

/ˈbreɪzɪə/
noun
1.
a portable metal receptacle for burning charcoal or coal, used for cooking, heating, etc
Word Origin
C17: from French brasier, from braise live coals; see braise
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Word Origin and History for brazier
n.

"metal container to hold burning coals," 1680s, from French brasier "pan of hot coals," from Old French brasier, from brese "embers" (see braise).

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