from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See brake.

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  • noun any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions


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  • Tiny blue-green leaves of the cliff-brake, strung on slender, shining stems, contrasted their delicate grace with the ruggedness of the old cliff.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa


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