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  • It thus should not have been surprising to anyone who had followed the history of American academe that professors in the McCarthy years conspired, if only implicitly, in the brashing of their more radical colleagues.

    The Academy of the Sixties Smith, Page 1986

  • But there are so many in Scotland who have always been kind to me, and whose kindness I would not for the world seem insensible to, who would be grieved and angered if I be in Scotland without going to see them; and that sort of brashing about which I experienced last year, is more than I have either strength or spirits for in my normal state.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle 1893


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  • "To the wood we grow, we could add the brashings, sneddings and sawdust produced by our foresters and the people who maintain our parks and gardens. This adds up, once other uses have been taken into account, to about 1.3 million dry tonnes a year, or another 0.7 per cent of my requirement."

    - 'Heat', George Monbiot.

    February 19, 2008

  • Thanks, bilby! I added the plurals to my Lees list.

    February 19, 2008