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  • adj. On the side of a brook.
  • n. The side of a brook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bank of a brook.


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  • Jerry never appeared openly, but from the thick fern of the brookside observed the house and scented out its occupants.


  • The rise in sin taxes should cover it; rich people are of course morally superior. brookside Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Jason Furman on Fiscal Policy

  • Therewith they parted, and Birdalone fared home to the house, and found the fellowship of them all sitting by the brookside, and talking sweetly together in all joy and hope of what their life should be in the new land whereto Birdalone would lead them.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Here is poetry which asks no aid of magnitude or number, of blood or crime, but finds theatre enough in the first field or brookside, breadth and depth enough in the flow of its own thought.

    Uncollected Prose

  • The god-boy half-reclines against the trunk of a brookside tree, a wide-brimmed hat pushed back on his head, feet bare, ankles crossed, a fishing pole lightly depending from his left hand.

    Mark Twain

  • He could not now say that Mabel had shown a disposition to reject his offer, because as they had been sitting by the brookside at

    The Duke's Children

  • No. The cattle were let out to pasture every morning and at eventide they would return with their bellies not even half-filled; each tuft of grass and the verdancy of each brookside had already been nibbled clean by the sheep, and the cows were compelled to seek a diet of heather and leaves, the result being the poorest of milk.

    The Road Leads On

  • There is no nook among the rocks, no brookside, no shade beneath the trees that is not haunted by some shepherd telling his woes to the breezes; wherever there is an echo it repeats the name of Leandra; the mountains ring with "Leandra," "Leandra" murmur the brooks, and

    Don Quixote

  • Mark got his sandalled feet wet, his vision uncertain in this light, but made the further shore without more damage, and set off along the brookside meadows with the tall young figure still in view.

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • Then he went away and sat down by the brookside, considering what he should do.

    The Magic Speech Flower or Little Luke and His Animal Friends


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