from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of brant.

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  • n. Alternative form of brant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Steep; high.
  • adj. Smooth; unwrinkled.
  • n. A brant. See brant.
  • Burnt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Steep; upright; straight; high.
  • Smooth; unwrinkled: applied to the blow.
  • n. Same as brent-goose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward


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  • Scots - smooth.

    John Anderson, my jo, John,

    When we were first acquent,

    Your locks were like the raven,

    Your bonnie brow was brent;

    But now your brow is beld, John,

    Your locks are like the snow;

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    - R. Burns, 'John Anderson'.

    August 11, 2008