Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grain-crop when it first makes its appearance above ground.
- To spring up, as seeds; shoot forth from the earth, as grain; germinate.
- In coal-mining, to widen the undercut or holing in a coal-seam.
“The hare likes the brake, and the braird on the lea,”
“In the heart of the city the grass was growing in all the soft green transparency of spring, and a few fields of corn were marked out and showed the tender braird above the soil.”
“The standing bush keeps frost off the braird, which could not look better.”
“The hedges were bursting into bloom, the grass was dotted with daisies, and from the fields of braird rose larks and other birds, which sang as if they rejoiced with me.”
“When the procession moved out of the city, it seemed to draw with it almost the entire population; and when once the country roads were reached, the crowds spread over the fields on either side, ruthlessly treading down the tender wheat braird.”
“These sunny expanses vary in width from a few yards to many thousands of acres; in the lower ranges of the hills they are covered with tall lemon-grass _ (Andropogon schoenanthus) _ of which the oppressive perfume and coarse texture, when full grown, render it distasteful to cattle, which will only crop the delicate braird that springs after the surface has been annually burnt by the Kandyans.”
“Ye're a fine sword," quo 'the fool to the wheat braird.”
“But, unless his crown itch for the Crutch, let him spare the linnet on the briery bush among the broom -- the laverock on the dewy braird or in the rosy cloud -- the swan on her shadow -- the eagle in his eyrie, in the sun, or at sea.”
“What you say about the promise of the braird gives me pleasure on account of the poor; but what will be done with the farmers and their high rents, if the harvest turn out so abundant?”
“He came into the hall where the wedding festival had been held; and as he opened the various windowboards, loving couples flew off like hares surprised too late in the morning among the early braird.”
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