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brail


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plaice  \Plaice\,  n.  [F.  plaise,  plais,  prob.  fr  L.  platessa 
  flatish,  plaice.  See  {Place}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  food  fish  ({Pleuronectes  platessa}),  allied  to 
  the  flounder,  and  growing  to  the  weight  of  eight  or  ten 
  pounds  or  more 
  b  A  large  American  flounder  ({Paralichthys  dentatus}; 
  called  also  {brail},  {puckermouth},  and  {summer 
  flounder}.  The  name  is  sometimes  applied  to  other  allied 
  species.  [Written  also  {plaise}.] 
 
  {Plaice  mouth},  a  mouth  like  that  of  a  plaice;  a  small  or  wry 
  mouth.  [R.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brail  \Brail\,  n.  [OE.  brayle  furling  rope,  OF  braiol  a  band 
  placed  around  the  breeches,  fr.F.  braies,  pl.,  breeches, 
  fr.L.  braca,  bracae,  breeches,  a  Gallic  word  cf  Arm. 
  bragez.  Cf  {Breeches}.] 
  1.  (Falconry)  A  thong  of  soft  leather  to  bind  up  a  hawk's 
  wing. 
 
  2.  pl  (Naut.)  Ropes  passing  through  pulleys,  and  used  to 
  haul  in  or  up  the  leeches,  bottoms,  or  corners  of  sails, 
  preparatory  to  furling. 
 
  3.  A  stock  at  each  end  of  a  seine  to  keep  it  stretched. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brail  \Brail\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  haul  up  by  the  brails;  --  used  with  up  as  to  brail  up  a 
  sail. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brail 
  v  1:  take  in  a  sail  with  a  brail 
  2:  haul  fish  aboard  with  brails 




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