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At least, if the incident were to be mentioned, their names were bound to be bracketed with each other.

They were bracketed together, and secured by screw bolts and nuts.

Their names were bracketed on a register somewhere or other: he knew where.

He bracketed me with Zenophon—it is there in his Memoirs for anybody to read.

Of those which are bracketed I have not succeeded in finding a copy.

The intervals, where employed in the two music examples just cited, are bracketed.

In the original some lines follow here, bracketed by the editor.

The bracketed text indicates what has been removed, added or noted.

In 1834-5 they were bracketed third in Latin Prose Composition.

Bracketed 12th in the first class of the Classical Tripos and took his degree.

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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