Synonyms for bracket

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Then she moved over to the wall and placed the lamp in its bracket.

Instantly I put out the light I held, replacing the lamp in the bracket.

It was growing dark in the shop and Jed lighted one of the bracket lamps.

She walked straight to the silver lamp and took it from the bracket.

His foot was propped by a bracket of quartz rock, balanced on the verge of the precipice.

For a moment it ceased, and I guessed it was at the bracket from which we had taken the candle.

Mary lit a candle that was standing on a bracket and turned to lead the way.

What is the distinction in use between the bracket and the parenthesis?

A night lamp burned on a bracket, but it only gave a dim and feeble light.

The lamp, placed on a bracket, threw its light on her white hair.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, bragget, "architectural support," probably from Middle French braguette "codpiece armor" (16c.), from a fancied resemblance of architectural supports to that article of attire (Spanish cognate bragueta meant both "codpiece" and "bracket"), diminutive of brague "knee pants," ultimately from Gaulish *braca "pants," itself perhaps from Germanic (cf. Old English broc "garment for the legs and trunk;" see breeches). The sense might reflect the "breeches" sense, on the notion of two limbs or of appliances used in pairs. The typographical bracket is first recorded 1750, so called for its resemblance to double supports in carpentry (a sense attested from 1610s). Senses affected by Latin brachium "arm."

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