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Brasin, Brassin, a. Also: brasyn(g, brasen, -on, bracine; brassing, -yn(g, -ine, -en; brais(s)in, braysin, braisen; bressin, -yn. [Northern ME. brasin (c 1300), brasyn, ME. brasen, OE. bræsen, f. bræs Bras n.] Made of brass, brazen.(a) 14.. Acts I. 44/2.
A brasyn pot
Ib. 306/2.
A dusane brasyn pottys
1513 Doug. i. v. 120.
Ane hundreth brasyn chenȝeis
Ib. iv. ix. 84.
Herbys … with brasyn hukis cuttit
1533 Irvine Mun. I. 39.
Tua brasin pottis
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1746.
Fyue score of brasin portis
1562 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 375.
The siluer wark, braisin wark, … and ornamentis of thair parroche kirk
1567 Sat. P. xi. 109.
He will be ay ȝour brasin wall
1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 46.
Ane pair of ballances with … brasin schellis
1614 Crim. Trials III. 288.
Tuentie thousand merks worth of brasin ordinance
1633 Ann. Banff I. 71.
Poynding a brason pan
1638 Elphinston Mun. 26.
Ane brasin knok
1643 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 1.
For etling to strik the said Isobell with ane brasin pan
1665 Ib. 219.
To hang wp … ane bracine hearse
transf. 1513 Doug. ix. viii. 106.
The trumpettis weirly blastis … With terribill brag of brasyn bludy soundis
(b) c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 508.
A brassyng hors, mekile and rude
1495 Halyb. 108.
Som of the brassyn wark
1496 Treas. Acc. I. 292.
For irne grath to the brassin gun
1513 Doug. i. vii. 57.
The brassyn durris
1553 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 350.
For scouring of the brassin wark
1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 649/1.
Twa brassing chandellaris
a1578 Pitsc. II. 185/28.
Quhilk schip … had xx ret brassin schottis in hir
1640 Black Bk. Taymouth 350.
Brassine pottis
1643 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 534.
Ane balk with ane pair of brassen shells
(c) 1540 Acta Conc. MS. XIII. 119 b.
Ane braissin morter
1553 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 347.
For skowring of the braissin wark
1581 Burne Disput. 167.
To mak the braisin serpent
1584 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 330.
The … braysin mesour of the pynt of Stirling
1589 Ib. V. 6.
The awld braysin wechts
1593 Ib. 83.
The townis braysin trumpett
1621 Edinb. Test. LI. 35.
Tua stane … wecht braisen pewder weschell
(d) 1562 Will A. Betoun 224.
xi bressyn pottis and v bressyn pannys, … ane bressyn cattyll
1583 Elgin Rec. I. 172.
The best bressin pot

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