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brize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brize  \Brize\  (br[imac]z),  n. 
  The  breeze  fly.  See  {Breeze}.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breeze  \Breeze\,  Breeze  fly  \Breeze"  fly`\,  n.  [OE.  brese,  AS 
  bri['o]sa;  perh.  akin  to  OHG.  brimissa  G.  breme,  bremse,  D. 
  brems,  which  are  akin  to  G.  brummen  to  growl,  buzz,  grumble, 
  L.  fremere  to  murmur;  cf  G.  brausen,  Sw  brusa,  Dan.  bruse, 
  to  roar,  rush.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fly  of  various  species,  of  the  family  {Tabanid[ae]},  noted 
  for  buzzing  about  animals,  and  tormenting  them  by  sucking 
  their  blood;  --  called  also  {horsefly},  and  {gadfly}.  They 
  are  among  the  largest  of  two-winged  or  dipterous  insects.  The 
  name  is  also  given  to  different  species  of  botflies.  [Written 
  also  {breese}  and  {brize}.]