from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A large metal pan for holding burning coals or charcoal; it is used to warm people who must stay outside for long times.
- noun An artificer who works in brass.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
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- noun large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times
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“Kánún”; a furnace, a brasier before noticed (vol. v., p. 272); here a pot full of charcoal sunk in the ground, or a little hearth of clay shaped like a horseshoe and opening down wind.
Then he turned to the brasier and, setting on the frying-pan, fried a right good fry.
Then I left her and went to put out the fire in the brasier. 483 Now the season was winter and the weather cold, and a live coal fell on my body: but by the decree of
“Makmarah,” a metal cover for the usual brasier or pan of charcoal which acts as a fire-place.
‘O brasier-light350 and joy of the sprite, let us hear thy lovely voice, whereby all that hearken are ravished with delight.’
Here, the fire outlines a sort of chessboard in red squares, there it has a sheen like velvet; little blue flames start up and flicker and play about in the glowing depths of the brasier.
Fires lighted at intervals formed a girdle of flame round the base of the mountain, so that when darkness fell, Maunganamu appeared to rise out of a great brasier, and to hide its head in the thick darkness.
Then stooping down and raising himself with a rapid motion, he made a violent current of air with his poncho, which made the wood take fire, and soon a bright flame roared in the improvised brasier.
The scissors of Fragoso had little to do, for it was not a question of cutting these wealthy heads of hair, nearly all remarkable for their softness and their quality, but the use to which he could put his comb and the tongs, which were kept warming in the corner in a brasier.
Glenarvan came back to the brasier, he found that the brave fellow had actually managed to catch, with only a pin and a piece of string, several dozen small fish, as delicate as smelts, called
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January 1, 2011