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(informal) a sudden inspiration or idea Also called brainstorm
Historical Examples

The Brain Alexander Blade
The Tragic Muse Henry James


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  • Braise

    to cook (meat, fish, or vegetables) by sautéeing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid. Contemporary Examples An American Prairie Feast Sophie Menin July 16, 2010 5 Recipes to Feed a Hungry Holiday Crowd Cookstr.com December 17, 2009 Menu for a Moveable Feast: 10 Famous Authors and Their Favorite Foods & Recipes […]

  • Brak

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  • Brake

    a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle or other moving mechanism by the absorption or transfer of the energy of momentum, usually by means of friction. brakes, the drums, shoes, tubes, levers, etc., making up such a device on a vehicle. anything that has a slowing or stopping effect. Also called brakeman. a member […]

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