from The Century Dictionary.
- A Middle English form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Brittle.
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- adjective obsolete
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The boot is likned to oure body · that brotel  is of kynde,
English Satires Various 1885
It amazes me how people delude themselves that it's 'only' a joint or 'only' harmless fun visiting a brotel and they choose not to see the next step and the drug dealer involved in crime to supply the dope or the women held captive by some scum and forced into the sex trade.