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Brack

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brack brăk An opening caused by the parting of any solid body; a crack or breach; a flaw. "Stain or brack in her sweet reputation."
    • n Brack Salt or brackish water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brack A break or opening in anything; a breach; a rent.
    • n brack A flaw; a defect; an imperfection.
    • n brack A broken part; a piece.
    • brack To break.
    • n brack Brackish water; salt water.
    • n brack A kind of harrow.
    • brack To inspect and assort (produce, etc.) at the Baltic ports by sworn selectors.
    • n brack A long-established system of official inspection and assorting of produce and other goods at the Baltic seaports.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brack brak a flaw in cloth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf.D. braak, Dan. bræk, a breaking, Sw. & Icel. brak, a crackling, creaking. Cf. Breach
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Break.

Usage

In literature:

Him comin' fur burn up de white folks, and set de brack man free!
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Nor dah ain't no woman, brack or w'ite, mo' flickaty dan dat same Pechunia Blossom.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
I neber seen a lil pick'ninny, white or brack, have a split long de lower story ob her chin, but firs' or last she's gett'n' her own way.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
Dem as did meet us couldn't a told who she was or even if she was white or brack.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Brack, Brack is the one who put up the hooks and held the things up and ate his dinner.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
I wush I c'd lay dese brack han's on de low-down skunk whut tech 'im!
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
A. BRACKE (formerly Bracke, Missyon & Co.), Casteau, Mons.
"Jane's All the World's Aircraft" by Various
At Hunt's Mills, or Shibna-brack, you 'll get a car easy enough.
"Barrington Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Dat's zactly what we brack folks ob de African coass call de kraal.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
Neider de white folk nor de brack folk.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
Loevborg's wonderful new book that he read to me at Brack's party, when we had that wild revelry last night!
"Mr Punch's Pocket Ibsen - A Collection of Some of the Master's Best Known Dramas" by F. Anstey
What you say about Tully Brack is quite true.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
He show hisseff such great coward when come dat storm on de brack prairee.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
He liked Brack, and the sailor returned the feeling.
"Fast as the Wind" by Nat Gould
She was a Princess Brack, was she not?
"'Gloria Victis!'" by Ossip Schubin
Dere was a lil' brack shawl er-hangin' on 'er arm; nuffin else.
"In Jeopardy" by Van Tassel Sutphen
I marks it wid brack coal, so Jim be sure to see it.
"The Freedmen's Book" by Lydia Maria Child
Ole brack man got away, though.
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
In all these open flats there are always to be found large dried-up pans, all of them brack, which is very suggestive of sea-water.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
Some say that he brack the stancheour of the wyndo; utheris whispered, that he gat easye passage by the yettis.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
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In poetry:

She kissed his lips, and combed his hair,
As she had dune before, O;
Then wi' a crack her heart did brack
Upon the braes o' Yarrow.
"The Braes O' Yarrow" by Henry Morley

In news:

But perhaps most damaging to the Democratic nominee is President Brack Obama's low ratings among likely Florida voters.
Library of Congress Photos/ Abby Brack Lewis.
The undisputed part of the name, "brack," comes from the Irish breac, meaning "speckled" (the speckles being the sultanas and currants).
Gary Ray Brack, 65, of Berthoud, passed away January 2, 2012 after a valiant eight-month battle with glioblastoma cancer.
Gary was born to Ray and Betty Brack on October 26, 1946 in Great Bend, Kansas.
Yankees prospect ' Brack ' in business.
The undisputed part of the name, " brack, " comes from the Irish breac, meaning "speckled" (the speckles being the sultanas and currants).
Chef Brack May of Cowbell grinds beef in-house with a chili-size grinding plate, which has half-inch holes.
United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced Tuesday in Las Cruces United States District Judge Robert C Brack sentenced four defendants to federal prison for their roles in a firearms trafficking operation.
Ben Vereen will perform songs from the many Broadway shows he’s starred in, Saturday at Kean University in Union Abby Brack/Getty Images.
Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images.
RAB Racing with Brack Maggard will compete full time in the Nationwide Series in 2011 with Kenny Wallace as the team's driver.
Dennis Brack/European Pressphoto Agency President Obama in the Oval Office.
Dennis Brack/EPA President Barack Obama has been targeted in a chain e-mail for doubling the national debt in one year.
Born April 15, 1933, in Mercer County, Ky. To the late Brack and Mayme Hendren Hurst, he lived in the Sikeston area for over 30 years.
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In science:

Proof. µ are Casimirs of finite dimensional Kirillov-Kostant bracke t (6.8) and thus due to Lemma 7.1 and Lemma 6.6 the result follows.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Take the first r coordinates to be µ and choose the rest to be canonical for finite dimensional bracke t.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Ryan, The Maui Economic Development Board., p.E64 Dekany, R., Wallace, K., Brack, G., Oppenheimer, B. R., & Palmer, D. 1997, in Presented at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference, Vol. 3126, Proc.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
F . Pere ira and Y . Schabes, 1992 . "Ins ide-Ou ts ide Rees t ima t ion from Par t ia l ly Bracke ted Corpora", Proceedings ACL'92, Newark.
Efficient Algorithms for Parsing the DOP Model? A Reply to Joshua Goodman
F . Pere ira and Y . Schabes, 1992 . "Ins ide-Ou ts ide Rees t ima t ion from Par t ia l ly Bracke ted Corpora", Proceedings ACL'92, Newark.
Two Questions about Data-Oriented Parsing
S, M ), there is at most one k ≥ 1 such that the k -th bracelet Brack ζ lies in C, and, moreover, there is at most one copy of this bracelet Brack ζ in C .
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
Note that a C ◦ -compatible collection may contain bangles Bangk ζ for k ≥ 1, but it will not contain bracelets Brack ζ except when k = 1.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
Brack ζ = Tk (xζ ), where Tk denotes the k th normalized Chebyshev polynomial (with coefficients) defined in Section 2.5.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
Smoothing Brack+1 ζ at one point of self-crossing produces the multicurves {ζ, Brack ζ } and {γ }, where γ is the curve Brack−1 with a contractible kink.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
Brack+1 ζ, Li ), ai = e(Brack ζ, Li) + e(ζ, Li) and bi = e(Brack−1 ζ, Li).
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
On the other hand, the bracelet Brack (ζ ) does not have a module interpretation; it does not correspond to the band module Mλ,k (ζ ).
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
Then Brack (γ ) and Bangk (γ ) have the same g-vector.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
On the other hand, g(Brack (γ ))=g(Tk (xγ )), by Proposition 4.2, and the result follows from Proposition 2.35.
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
S, M ), there is at most one k ≥ 1 such that the k -th bracelet Brack γ lies in C, and, moreover, there is at most one copy of this bracelet Brack γ in C .
Bases for cluster algebras from surfaces
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