EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRAN
This gentleman is bran new from college, and will be more than a match for you.
Then take out the hams, rub them with bran and smoke them for a fortnight.
I'll give you a bran new officer's sword, as bright as a mirror, for it—I will.
The tall and thin one spread the winding sheet over the bran.
Throwing into it a quantity of bran while it is boiling, and before it is poured on the malt, will likewise have a good effect.
I made the insides first, and stuffed them with bran, before I put the silk on.
The animal ought to have light and spare diet, and bran mashes.
Bran washes, green food, and flour-gruel should be given, with plenty of salt.
The ash, fat, and protein content of bran are all larger than of flour.
A handful of bran to the pound of wool, helps to brighten the colour.
c.1300, "the husk of wheat, barley, etc., separated from the flour after grinding," from Old French bren "bran, scurf, scales, feces" (12c., Modern French bran), perhaps connected with Gaulish *brenno- "manure," or with burn (v.). The word also was used 16c. in English for "dandruff flakes."