American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who makes brass articles.
- n. A metal pan for holding burning coals or charcoal.
- n. A cooking device consisting of a charcoal or electric heating source over which food is grilled.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificer who works in brass.
- n. An open pan for burning charcoal, used especially for heating rooms in southern and eastern countries, such as Italy, China, Japan, etc.
- n. A name used on the northern coast of Ireland for the common sea-bream, pagellus centrodontus.
- n. An upright standing or hanging metal bowl used for holding burning coal for a source of light or heat.
- n. A worker in brass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as brasier.
- n. large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times
- French brasier, from braise live coals. See brass. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English brasier, from bras, brass; see brass.French brasier, from braise, hot coals; see braise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And without the game, thousands of youths would still be holding on to the misconception that a brazier is a support undergarment.”
“( "And the Nebula goes to ...":: rotates brand in brazier of hot coals::) It would certainly make losing the award a lot more palatable.”
“Mr Abney was sprinkling some incense on the brazier from a round silver box as Stephen passed, but did not seem to notice his step.”
“The brazier was a beautiful thing, a credit to the smith who made it; on three braced legs like saplings, the fire-basket a trellis of vine-leaves.”
“It is burned in a metal or earthen dish called a brazier, and a double handful may last a family a whole day.”
“Mixed with the charcoal in the brazier are a few coals of soft white pine, which when burnt look exactly like charcoal.”
“She was then dining alone, and her solitary dinner had been brought in from somewhere, over a kind of brazier with a fire in it, and she had no company or prospect of company, that I could see, but the old man who had brought it.”
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“Beside the brazier was a tube of red"Maya's own blood, still in the syringe.”
“A missionary who visited a tenement in the Five Points reported coming across an “old Sambo over his brazier of coals.””
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