Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of bracken.

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Examples

  • A valley, through which flowed a small tributary stream, exhibited the wild, but not unpleasant, features of “a lone vale of green braken;” here and there besprinkled with groups of alder-trees, of hazels, and of copse-oakwood, which had maintained their stations in the recesses of the valley, although they had vanished from the loftier and more exposed sides of the hills.

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  • February 3, 2008 at 1:33 pm ackshully, im cawling awl teh popperz nd teh brakerz nd ebbery buddy b poppen n braken awl nite!

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  • "For thigh aches" [sciatica], says an old writer, "smoke the legs thoroughly with Fern braken."

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  • The Vosges, at this season, are in their short midsummer beauty, rustling with streams, dripping with showers, balmy with the smell of firs and braken, and of purple thyme on hot banks.

    Fighting France

  • And she's put on a tartan plaid, To row amang the braken:

    Bonny Lizie Baillie

  • But I have found him not only usefull, generous and Brave to a fault, But I have found in him a pious regard for the truth, His word when given never braken, a disposition and temper rarely if ever muffled, and for one of his age a Boy that any one might be proud to call their son.

    Augusta County: Asher Harman to Albert Garber, September 24, 1862

  • A valley, through which flowed a small tributary stream, exhibited the wild, but not unpleasant, features of "a lone vale of green braken;" here and there besprinkled with groups of alder - trees, of hazels, and of copse-oakwood, which had maintained their stations in the recesses of the valley, although they had vanished from the loftier and more exposed sides of the hills.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • Compare that to inflation over the same period in Western countries and the resulting loss of purchase power and increased debt leading to the ultimate braken down failure of our consumer driven economy is only too apparent.

    The Guardian World News

  • Many beautiful and interesting Ferns, the most remarkable being the elks-horn, walking fern, hearts-tongue, maiden-hair and silver - braken. "

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

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