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plural -s


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variant spelling of bray:4


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transitive verb

: to soften (skins or leather) by working with the hands

Word History



modification of French broie, from Middle French, probably alteration of braie breeches, from Latin braca

Transitive verb

Afrikaans brei, from Middle Dutch bereiden to prepare, from bereit ready, from be- + a word akin to Old High German reiti ready

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“Brey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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