I was not afraid of his shooting me, but had been afraid of his braining me with the butt end of it.
I know of a man who once came within an inch of braining his fellow-soldier.
The mast snapped like a pipe-stem and crashed upon the deck, braining the helmsman in its fall.
Insane Dervishes and Santons meditate the propriety of braining the infidel Howadji.
I am about to fulfil a great act of justice by braining you with my cudgel like a wolf caught in a trap.
Perhaps I might pick up something—a griddle would be a weapon handy for braining a man, or even a frying pan would do.
What would there be to prevent my braining the Indian in his tracks and then escape?