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

  • noun the Jewish rite of circumcision.

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  • noun the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life


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  • It is mandatory in Judaism, and in Jewish families the circumcision – known as the brith milah – is usually conducted by a mohel.

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  • Ever since dried fruit first arrived here in the 13th century, the British have baked with it, first in fruit breads, such as bara brith or Lincolnshire plum loaf, and then in cakes which, until relatively recently, would still have been raised with yeast.

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  • Sarah can't even run her own house, she didn't have enough mama sense to get her own daughter brith control.

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  • When he talks about figit pie or bara brith it's a stern reader that doesn't find herself overtaken by a bout of empathetic dribbling.

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  • It says "Happy Brithday", as in brith milah, ברית מילה, Jewish circumcision.

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  • In the past, we have enjoyed a traditional Welsh treat called a bara brith which means "speckled bread".

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  • May the capitalists suffer the wrath of capitalism and democracy under the constitution, as we have since the brith of this country.

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  • In the past, we have enjoyed a traditional Welsh treat called a bara brith which means "speckled bread".

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  • Have you made any traditional Welsh cakes - pice ar maen welshcake, teisin lap, bara brith etc?

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  • I have made bara brith (Oct 2005), and a harvest cake (Teisen y Cynhaeaf - Sept 2007), but I have somehow, so far, omitted to make Welsh cakes, despite the fact that they are very delicious.

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