Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of imbrue.
  • To strain or distil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To imbrue; to stain with blood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Obsolete form of imbrue.

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Examples

  • To embrew the hands in such blood is double Murder, as it murders not only the Person slain, but kills the Happiness of the orphaned Children, depriving them of Bread, and forcing them upon wicked Ways of getting a Maintenance, which often terminate in Newgate and an ignominious death.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • To embrew the hands in such blood is double Murder, as it murders not only the Person slain, but kills the Happiness of the orphaned Children, depriving them of

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • Great shame it is, thing so diuine in view, made for to be the worlds most ornament: to make the bayte her gazers to embrew, good shames to be so ill an instrument.

    Amoretti and Epithalamion

  • But my proud one doth worke the greater scath, through sweet allurement of her louely hew: that she the better may in bloody bath, of such poore thralls her cruell hands embrew.

    Amoretti and Epithalamion

  • _Boke of Keruynge_ below.] [Footnote 68: to embrew.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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