from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as breech, n., 5.
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Of course there are some glimmers of hope on the horizon other than this project, there's The Meat Trade and Dorian Gray, and perhaps there he can get away from the romantic and britch tightening films that clutter his career.
May the scurvy and itch never part from the britch
"Because pretty near all he had on was a towel an 'a-- a sort of a---- immodes' britch-cloth," explained Guy Little confidentially.
"They ain't over a dozen britch-loaders in the lay-out."
The troops work with great alacrity, and every method is taken to deaden the fire; the most efficacious we find to be the barrel of a musket with the britch pin taken out, with a spunge on the end of the ramrod.
a pound of butter did not melt, being laid upon the cannon britch, nor the green oil discoloured that was first anointed and used between the barrel thereof, and the engine having never in it, nor within six foot, but one charge at a time. '
Well, master give him the lie agin, and Abers took him by the nape of the neck and by the britch of his clothes, and flings him down on the floor, as you would a child, (for master