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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brayer An implement for braying and spreading ink in hand printing.
    • n Brayer One that brays like an ass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brayer In printing, a small composition-roller used for triturating and spreading the ink on a table or slab and daubling it on a platen or disk.
    • n brayer One who or that which brays like an ass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brayer an instrument to grind or spread ink in printing
    • ns Brayer one who brays like an ass
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. brai, brait; braire—Low L. bragire, prob. of Celt. origin.


In literature:

I sent it to his house by a porter, who returned in a few minutes, and told me Mr. Brayer would be glad to see me at that instant.
"The Adventures of Roderick Random" by Tobias Smollett
Brayer, Gourlade, and in general every one who was strong enough to defend himself.
"Three Frenchmen in Bengal" by S.C. Hill
They are the true brayers.
"The Original Fables of La Fontaine" by Jean de la Fontaine
Then Elijah clean his knife down in the earth, and when he'd finished laughin' he put ub a brayer.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Oom Schlagen is a pig fool; zo ist effery man who does not lofe his neighbour and zay his brayers effery night.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
But that this well-disputed game may end, Sound forth, my Brayers, and the welkin rend.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
You would never have the face to ask us to believe that this brayer actually spoke to you?
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In news:

Bill and Carol Brayer founded MS Helping Hands-MSHH and the MSHH Donor Closet in 1998.
Bill and Carol Brayer, founders of MS helping Hands- MSHH & the MSHH Donor Closet have resigned after 13+ years.
Bill and Carol Brayer founded Multiple Sclerosis Helping Hands and Donor Closet in their home.
In 1998, Brayer and his wife, Carol, founded Multiple Sclerosis Helping Hands and Donor Closet in their home.
""It was one of the largest support groups in the country," Brayer said.
Edmonds honors Bill Brayer for aiding people with multiple sclerosis.