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Middle English[edit]




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    • Geoffrey Chaucer's The Merchant's Prologue.
      With thikke brustles of his berd unsofte,
      Lyk to the skyn of houndfyssh, sharp as brere.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for brere in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)