from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Bracing quality or effect.


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  • However, the bracingness of "3 for Civility" or "Social Order" gives way to tunes where Mr. Osby, now miles away from his knotty, metrically shifty M-BASE persona, floats along in a melodic, minor-key way.

    Echo and the Bunnymen: Soul on Fire

  • And as to personal intercourse with him, if I were asked what was the chief delight of this, I should say that it was the delight of bracingness.

    Old Familiar Faces


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