, (brch"t), n. [Sc. also bratchart; fr. ME. brachet, fr. OF. brachet; ML. brachetus, dim. of brache a hound. See brach.] a kind of hound; a brach; -- applied contemptuously to a child. See also brach.
[Also spelled brachet.]

[Century Dict. 1906]

The bratchet's bay
From the dark covert drove the prey.
Scott, (Marmion, ii. int.).
[Century Dict. 1906]

To be plagued with a bratchet whelp -- Whence came ye, my fair-favoured little gossip? .
Scott, (Kenilworth, II. xxi).
[Century Dict. 1906]


(), n. [G., fr. It. viola da braccio viola held on the arm.] The tenor viola, or viola.
[1913 Webster]


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