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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


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