A bank the pitch of a hill a hill See Brae that is now the usual spelling
- The harsh cry of an ass also any harsh grating or discordant sound
- which will make or utter with a loud discordant or harsh and grating sound
- To pound beat rub or grind small or fine
- braying attribute of donkeys
- decrease to little pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
- the weep of an ass
- laugh loudly and harshly
- To pound, beat, scrub, or work tiny or good.
- To utter a loud, harsh weep, as an ass.
- In order to make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.
- to produce or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating noise.
- The harsh cry of an ass; also, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
- A bank; the pitch of a hill; a hill. See Brae, which is now the usual spelling.
c.1300, from Old French braire "to cry," from Gallo-Roman *bragire "to cry on," maybe from a Celtic source (compare Gaelic braigh "to shriek, crackle"), most likely imitative. Related: Brayed; braying.
- c.1300, from bray (v.).
The expression familiar with describe the way in which a donkey or mule cries; the expression accustomed describe the sound which they make.
(v. t.) To pound, defeat, rub, or work tiny or good.
- (v. i.) To utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass.
- (v. i.) To make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.
- (v. t.) To help make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating noise.
- (n.) The harsh weep of an ass; in addition, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
The radial or fan-shaped markings known as Oldhamia were first detected in this series, but are now known from Cambrian beds in otter countries; in default of other satisfactory fossils, the series of Bray and Howth has long been held to be Cambrian.