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brede

[breed] /brid/
noun, Archaic.
1.
something braided or entwined, especially a plait of hair; braid.
2.
braiding or embroidery.
Origin of brede
archaic spelling of braid, given a new pronunciation in accord with modern spelling conventions
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  • The fact that brede was confined there brought to a climax the excitement under which the school had been laboring for a week.

  • My wife and I like best to remember him riding to meet us at the gate of the Park at brede.

  • It is worth a visit to brede church to be persuaded that that matured Irishman ever was a baby.

  • To whom she answered and sayd: husbande, by this brede, ye are none.

  • At last we came to a lane turning out from the main road, and then to the private way through fields that led to brede House.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • Even if I succeeded in getting away from the inn, what could I do at brede with no money at all?

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • Mr. brede— he held out a large, hard hand—Id orterve known better, he said.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • "Well, you will not get golden guineas from brede estate," snapped her ladyship.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • brede was no less annoyed and excited about the result of the petition than was Brightly himself.

  • Then I heard brede's voice, wrathful and sullen, with a quality of finality.

British Dictionary definitions for brede

brede

/briːd/
noun, verb
1.
an archaic spelling of braid1
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