from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. brash, stormy
  • adj. brittle, crumbly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, or of the nature of, brash, or broken fragments; broken; crumbly.
  • adj. Showery; characterized by brashes, or showers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Small; rubbishy.
  • Subject to frequent ailment, as horses; delicate in constitution.
  • Stormy.
  • Brittle; crumbly; fragmentary: as, brashy sandstone.
  • Showery: as, brashy weather; a brashy, cold spring.
  • Subject to slight attacks of sickness or indisposition, especially when connected with acidity of the stomach.
  • Hence Acid or bitter: as, a brashy taste.


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  • The sea was little encumbered with ice, it being now late in June, so that our progress was not at all impeded by the few soft, brashy floes that we encountered, none of them hard enough to do a ship's hull any damage.

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  • On either side the cliffs rose higher, and the walls of Jurassic rock, above the brashy steeps, more towering, precipitous, and fantastic.

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  • I nestled down close to him, relieved in mind and body, and I was just thinking that though scraps of slaty stone and brashy earth were not good things for stuffing a feather-bed, they were, all the same, very comfortable for a weary person to lie upon, when I felt a hand laid upon my shoulder, and opening my eyes found the sun shining brightly and

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  • Ventriloquist, straight man for brashy puppet, Charlie McCarthy, Candice Bergen's father

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  • After such a dry growing season, crops on heavy and chalk ground appear to be performing the best, while those on light and brashy soils have suffered badly from drought.

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  • Today, Sony announced new E-series laptops packing Intel i3 and i5 core processors and boasting, brashy colored exteriors.


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  • The winding road led me up the flanks of stony hills, terraced everywhere for almond-trees; but after two or three hours of ascent the almonds dwindled away, and the country became an absolute desert of brashy hills, showing little asperity of outline, but mournful and solemn by their wastefulness and abandonment to a degree that makes the traveller ask himself if he is really in Europe, or has been transported by magic to the most arid steppes of Asia.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine


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