browze

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browze (third-person singular simple present browzes, present participle browzing, simple past and past participle browzed)

  1. (obsolete, , or rare and nonstandard) Alternative spelling of browse.
    • 1891, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3[1]:
      How much more great and solemn on this Occasion is that which follows in our English Poet, --And in their Palaces Where Luxury late reign'd, Sea-Monsters whelp'd And stabled-- than that in Ovid, where we are told that the Sea-Calfs lay in those Places where the Goats were used to browze?
    • 1895, Anna Green Winslow, Diary of Anna Green Winslow[2]:
      A drol gentleman passing by with a bit of chalk in his hand underwrote thus-- O cruel death! more subtle than a Fox That would not let this Calf become an Ox, That he might browze among the briers & thorns And with his brethren wear, Horns.
    • 1922, Max Brand, Alcatraz[3]:
      More than that, he saw a group of fat cattle browzing, and just beyond were horses in a pasture.