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- adj. resembling bran
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the appearance of bran; consisting of or containing bran.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the appearance of bran; consisting of bran.
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When I would rub the parts affected a kind of branny scale would fall off.
And on the way back to Western Europe his system slowly returned to normal, branny BMs, healthful and mild.
Whacking away the branny outer layer removes fiber, magnesium, and more vitamins.
"Jack," she said one night, "go over in the morning to the fair to sell the branny cow."
And as soon as the Harp began to play and the Mouse and the Bum-clock to dance, there wasn't a man or woman, or a thing in the fair, that didn't begin to dance also; and the pots and pans, and the wheels and reels jumped and jigged, all over the town, and Jack himself and the branny cow were as bad as the next.
After a few days, a scurf or branny scales will begin to form on the skin.
Coarsely ground, sharp branny particles in bread irritate the intestines, and cause excessive waste of nutriment; but finely ground wheatmeal is free from this objection, and is beneficial in preventing constipation.
The protein, however, is not in the form of gluten, but is largely albumin and globulins,  which are mainly in the aleurone layer of the wheat kernel, and are inclosed in branny capsules, and consequently are in a form not readily digested by man.
The granulation of the middlings is done after the impurities are removed, the object being first to separate as perfectly as possible the middlings from the branny portions of the kernel.
-- Flour is the purified, refined, and bolted product obtained by reduction and granulation of wheat during and after the removal of the branny portions of the wheat kernel.