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  • n. Plural form of brig.


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  • When the crossjack was replaced by a gaff, the larger vessels started the square mainsail, and became "brigs," while the smaller kept the spanker as their mainsail, and became "brigantines," so that a genuine old brigantine is a brig without a square mainsail.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • The treatment of prisoners in the marine brigs is worse than the treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.

    Letters: The shameful treatment of Bradley Manning

  • Obama should, if he doesn't want to be the first Nobel peace prize winner to be accused of condoning torture, act to force the marines to stop the harsh and inhumane treatment of prisoners in the brigs, or close them and put the prisoners in the confinement facilities of other services.

    Letters: The shameful treatment of Bradley Manning

  • Obama as commander-in-chief is permitting cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners in brigs for no other purpose than to make an example of those violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Letters: The shameful treatment of Bradley Manning

  • She was taken aback by the dozens of barks, brigs, and schooners moored along the docks.

    Karen Kondazian: Excerpt: 'The Whip'

  • Yung, which handled anything from India silks and ginseng to guano islands and blackbird brigs.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • When we came, past the hoiau "(temple)," to where the Great Kamehameha used to haul out his brigs and schooners, I saw, under the canoe-sheds, that the mat-thatches of Kahekili's great double canoe had been taken off, and that even then, at low tide, many men were launching it down across the sand into the water.


  • The U.S. Navy started the war with seven frigates, two corvettes, two brigs, four schooners, and 5,025 officers and men.

    Between War and Peace

  • The people who make these brigs don't have much idea.

    The Kidnapping Of Karena (Part Three)

  • Each shoots great for me and brigs down teh game I; m hunting.

    Investing in Rifles


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