- n. Plural form of brace.
- n. orthodontics A device for straightening teeth.
- n. dated handcuffs
- n. UK A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off.
- n. an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
“Woo I found out that my braces will be taken off on March which is in 5 months!!! thats only 19 months of braces~.”
“As Britain braces itself for the fallout, we take a 235-mile journey across the country, from an impoverished town in Lancashire to a wealthy one in Surrey, and hear Britons of all hues voice their fears and apprehensions over what lies in store”
“Having one family member currently in braces, and two others about to get them, and rather counting on the willingness of the orthodontist to alllow me to pay over time, I await with open arms this latest effort by My National Government to protect me from myself.”
“I am doomed to years of music practice, trying to draw inspiration from some tubby old Nazi in braces and knee-high socks.”
“A choice of required parameters appear in braces separated by vertical bars.”
“Thus, the fore-braces run to the top of the forecastle, the main - braces to the top of the 'midship-house, and the mizzen-braces to the poop.”
“And she just got braces, which is good, because she looks like a kid and she was getting ... she's starting to look too old for me.”
“The dental college will take me as a patient, if I want to pay the discounted amount for braces, which is still unaffordable.”
“My braces were a part of me and they were just ripped out of my mouth like a popcorn kernal.”
“The braces are the ropes secured to the ends of the yards, leading down to the deck, directly, or to a mast first, and thence below, by which the yards and the sails attached to them are hauled round so as to take the wind.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘braces’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Words used quite often in steampunk
inspired by mopery
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If I've seen it, heard it, or marvelled at it, I'll stick it here.
... as in "by James Joyce"
being items related to boats, ships, sailing, nautical and naval lore &c.
Interesting words that came to me in spam emails in the "From" field. Read in pairs by order added, add the initial of your choice, and you'll get a list of "names."
NB: this list being not limited to haberdashery in the strictest sense, but also including items of the milliner's trade, the mercer's trade, and the tailor's trade, it is to be noted that I just r...
objects that are often, or at least can be, referred to in pairs
Looking for tweets for braces.