to clean (a ship’s bottom) by applying burning furze, reeds, etc., to soften the pitch and loosen adherent matter.
noun (pl) bream, brim
any of several Eurasian freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Abramis, esp A. brama, having a deep compressed body covered with silvery scales
white bream, silver bream, a similar cyprinid, Blicca bjoerkna
short for sea bream
(Austral) any of various marine fishes
(nautical) (formerly) to clean debris from (the bottom of a vessel) by heating to soften the pitch
Julian (Alexander). born 1933, English guitarist and lutenist
Anatomy, Zoology. (in bipeds) the outer, front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest. Zoology. the corresponding part in quadrupeds. either of the pair of mammae occurring on the chest in humans and having a discrete areola around the nipple, especially the mammae of […]
a horizontal bar, located at the front of a loom, over which the woven material is passed on its way to the cloth roll. Architecture, breastsummer.
a loud and demonstrative display of grief, remorse, or the like: The authorities indulged in a great deal of breast-beating about traffic accidents but failed to pass new driving laws. characterized by or involving breast-beating. Contemporary Examples Violence and Discourse: A Response to Yousef Munayer Don Futterman August 29, 2012 Historical Examples The Trial of […]
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