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- v. Present participle of brute.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Browsing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Roughing out or shaping gems by chipping or grinding.
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Stones of fancy shape, such as square, or cushion shape, have to be formed in part by hand rubbing or "bruting" as it is called.
Then, after sawing, a diamond goes through bruting—which is rounding—faceting, and finally polishing.
I have never gone this far in my “bruting” with anybody.
I am trying so hard to stay positive through all this but sitting home all day bruting over things all by myself is only making me feel worse.
This rumor rose so fast, that at length (by bruting abroad, that certeine miracles should be wrought by a chaine, [Sidenote: An old whormonger, and a new saint.] wherein he was bound in time of his imprisonment) he was taken for a saint.
Constantia Posthumia the empresse, wife to the emperour Gratian, bruting abroad there withall, that the said empresse was comming forwards on hir waie to Lions, there to méet with hir husband, for that vpon occasion she was verie desirous to commune with him about certeine earnest businesse.
While your PC is bruting away a CPU monitor shows you the load on the system.
Richard was liuing.] mainteining and bruting abroad, that king Richard was aliue, and therefore exhorted men to stand with him, [Sidenote: A priest takē.] for shortlie he would come to light, and reward such as tooke his part with iust recompense.