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Braw, Bra, a. [Variant of brawf Brave a.; in early examples not clearly separable from braw(e with w for v.] Fine, elegant, beautiful, excellent. Also brawlyk (cf. Bravelike). He wes ane braw manne off persone; c 1600 Crim. Trials II. i. 297.
Ane cumlie ȝowth of braw statour; Chron. Kings 101.
The Queine tuik gritt paynis to haue Bothuell most braw; Ib. 107.
The recorder of Barvick … maid ane braw speach to his majestie; Pitsc. (1814) II. 584.
He was … the brawest horsmanne; Hist. Kennedy 51.
That is a bra sight; 1638 J. Row Sermon 2.
The King of Fearrie is a braw man; 1662 Crim. Trials III. 604.
The Devill wold giw ws the brawest lyk money that ewer wes coyned; Ib. 613.
He … said he would give you an braw gown; 1662 Soc. Ant. XXII. 232.

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