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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRACES

I was stationed at the braces, and quartered at the long thirty-two as second loader.

Some of them had not even taken time to put on their braces.

He dragged off his coat and his waistcoat, and threw his braces over his shoulders.

And threw back her head as one who braces herself for a trial of endurance.

For braces and bracelets, any small border pattern may be adopted.

Square the yards by lifts and braces before the hands go to breakfast.

Oswald braces against the brick wall, facing "Five-Points Mission."

He exchanges it for a pair of braces and an insurance ticket.

At this moment, the sail-trimmers of the Plantagenet handled their braces.

Where the two braces (B) cross each other they are secured together, as at D.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "piece of armor for the arms," also "thong, strap for fastening," from Old French brace, braz "arms," also "length measured by two arms" (12c., Modern French bras "arm, power;" brasse "fathom, armful, breaststroke"), from Latin bracchia, plural of bracchium "an arm, a forearm," from Greek brakhion "an arm" (see brachio-). Applied to various devices for fastening and tightening on notion of clasping arms. Of dogs, "a couple, a pair" from c.1400.

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