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Scot. and North England Dialect, showery.
Historical Examples

The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various
Mushroom Culture W. Robinson
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

adjective brashier, brashiest
loosely fragmented; rubbishy
(of timber) brittle


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