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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRISK

Put it on the spit, rub it with butter, and roast it before a brisk fire.

Bake it in a brisk oven an hour or more according to its thickness.

It was too late; in the brisk idiom of his mother-tongue, he was "caught with the goods on."

They were walking at a brisk pace, and Tom appeared to be talking earnestly.

She meant to go all the rounds with brisk little Miss Winship.

If the Street is brisk, I won't see him till he arrives home to-night.

Where are the brisk boys of the City who were said to be longing for me?

I have heard my father say that trade was never so brisk as in 'forty-six, when they were down this way.

The last was spoken in a brisk tone to the guard who had followed the captain.

The lightness of these cakes depending much on the expedition with which they are baked, they should be set in a brisk oven.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of French brusque (see brusque). Related: Briskly; briskness.

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