from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tract of land that has been left untilled for a long time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of breeze.
  • n. An obsolete spelling of breeze.
  • n. Ground that has lain long untilled. Kersey, 1708; Halliwell.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Calatrava's plan for a 27-meter-high glass and steel reception hall, shaded by a a spiky wing called a brise soleil, won him the job.

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  • Along with acting as a kind of brise-soleil, or sunshade, the veil also has a key structural role to play, bearing the roof load and making possible the column-free gallery space on the top floor. - News

  • I just spent 3 weeks near La Cadiere (Bandol) and the vendage was in full swing at the Chateau we have been staying at for 10 years each Sept. I love to cook there so fixed your pizza with mustard on brise pastry.

    liaison - French Word-A-Day

  • Would like to use the brise pastry that I found at Casino.

    liaison - French Word-A-Day

  • Last Friday at noon, the wing-shaped brise-soleil that soars atop architect Santiago Calatrava's pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum closed and opened again.

    An All-Too-Bloodless Coup

  • BTW, when I click on the second photo of the wagon, I get the “rideaux brise-bise” picture instead ...

    la routine - French Word-A-Day

  • J'espère que c'est la même chose pour petit Smokey, mai ça me brise le coeur.

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Là-bas, au pied de ce hêtre élevé, balancé par la brise

    Literary translation (English)

  • BTW, when I click on the second photo of the wagon, I get the “rideaux brise-bise” picture instead...

    la routine - French Word-A-Day

  • The above dough is also known as pte brise, which refers to a straightforward pastry dough brise means broken and refers to the crumbly nature of the dough as opposed to an elastic dough or a dough containing egg.



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