from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A hillside; a slope.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The side of a hill or other rising ground; an acclivity; a stretch of sloping ground; a slope.
- noun An inclined roadway in a mine: commonly used in compounds: as, cuddy-brae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Scot. A hillside; a slope; a bank; a hill.
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- noun Scotland The sloping
bankof a river-valley; any slopeor hillside.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a slope or hillside
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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‘That light ye see at the top of the brae is his camp.’
Don't you see yon bonny, bonny road that lies across the ferny brae, that is the road to fair Elfland, where you and I this night rnaun gae ....
'That light ye see at the top of the brae is his camp.'
In the house on the brae was a great kettle, called the boiler, that was said to be fifty years old in the days of Hendry's grandfather, of whom nothing more is known.
"The brae is a little trying, sir," said I. "Speaking as a physician, I should say that you would do well to rest here before you go further."
There is no nook nor cranny, no bank nor brae, which is not, in the time of roses, ablaze with their exuberant loveliness.
The word "brae" means slope or declivity; the braes of Doune stretch away east and north from the village.
"The brae is a little trying, sir," said I. Speaking as a physician, I should say that you would do well to rest here before you go further. "
"The brae is a little trying, sir," said I. "Speaking as a physician,
Like the side of a brae where the torrent had been.
fbharjo commented on the word brae
brae brow of a hill or eye
January 16, 2007