• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Brand-iron an iron to brand with: a trivet or tripod to set a pot or kettle upon:
    • ns Brand-iron (Spens.) a sword—also Brand′ise, a trivet
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brand, brond, from root of Burn.


In literature:

Heine had a light hand with the branding-iron, and marked his subjects not more neatly than indelibly.
"Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation" by William Ernest Henley
The brand had been changed by an adroit touch or two of a running-iron.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
He stared at the letter, and certain sentences in it seemed to sear him, even as the branding-iron used on a felon might.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
They lassoed him promptly and built a fire to heat the branding-irons.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
The brand was made with an iron, and it could be changed with an iron.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Madame de la Motte was found guilty, and sentenced to be publicly whipped, and branded with a hot iron on the back.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I thought it had been seared with a brand of iron.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
They will kill him; they will brand him with a hot iron.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Also of converts who are branded with a cross of hot iron.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
But Pee-Wee refused to be silenced, and what Dinky-Dunk had just said felt more and more like a branding-iron against my breast.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Upon my right palm, branded as by a hot iron, was the sign of the dog's pad!
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
She did not want to know what brand they bore or whether an iron had seared fresh marks.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
A brazier full of pokers and branding irons of various sizes.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The hoe and the branding-iron can't dwell as friends in the same settlement.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
He grabbed his hat with his free hand and reached for the red-hot branding-iron.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
The branding is hard work turned into a game; it consists in branding young bulls with a red-hot iron, with their owner's cipher.
"King of Camargue" by Jean Aicard
The pillory was aristocratic in comparison, as was also branding with a hot iron.
"Curious Punishments of Bygone Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Criminals were occasionally branded with a hot iron.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
They had not yet been branded by the marking-iron with the big K which proclaimed Kent ownership.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
Brand his eyelids with hot irons!
"Joel: A Boy of Galilee" by Annie Fellows Johnston

In poetry:

His helm an iron pot, his hand
Held Luddite pike for burnish'd brand,
A boiler-lid, both large and strong,
Before him as his buckler hung.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
At the round up when branding the cattle
One cowboy was quite a fast worker
But the iron red-hot missed the cow’s tender spot
And branded poor Sal as a shirker.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
Ay, with red cautery and a burning brand
Purge thou the leprous leaven of the land;
Take to thee fire, and iron in thine hand,
Till blood and tears have washed the soiled limbs white.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Lowly I will be, and quail,
Crawling, with a beggar's hand:
On my breast the branded Nail,
On my head the iron band.
Red of heat, are none so base!
White of heat, none know such grace!
"The Song Of Theodolinda" by George Meredith
There's a custom over there, if you haven't got your fare,
You're branded with hot irons as an outcast from the Greeks.
Jim was seized by six Hussars, made to Sit on red- hot bars,
But he stuck it like a hero-that's how he got rosy cheeks!
"The Tightest Man I Know" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Branding Iron makes an impression.
The Branding Iron combo plate, seen here with turkey breast and sausage, comes with two sides, in this case the cheese broccoli and beans.
Photos by Health Nut/Lunch Bunch contributor The combo plate with sliced beef and sausage beckons from Branding Iron .
LMC Workholding offers Chandox-brand steel body and cast iron manual chucks, which are suited for a variety of applications.
W hen Gloria Brandes-Kuptz, head of team Kerry, found out that the secret ingredient in the Iron Confectioner 's Competition was coconut, she did what any enterprising candy maker would do — she went right for the coconut rum.
Consumers were at the heart of the packaging redesign for the Feosol brand of iron supplements.
Previous Marvel Comics superhero movies such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor were like roughly cut puzzle pieces that looked odd and unfinished by themselves—pretend movies derived from already established brands.
In case you needed a reminder that Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing to f— with, gaze your eyes upon these brand new photos from 'The Man With the Iron Fists,' written, directed by, and starring Wu-Tang's own RZA.
Ironically, in most other arenas of consumer marketing, free sampling is preferred to discounting because it leads to less discount-seeking behavior – the bane of all brands.
Two of the most decorated racers in the history of the Iron Dog snowmachine race are switching brands for the 2013 event.
This month the nail brand launches a formula that contains micro-iron s. 6pheres that create reptile-like patterns.
If we narrowly define " hipster " as someone who consumes brands ironically, we might all soon become hipsters .
The 50,000-capacity venue is brand new, so Iron Maiden will christen the arena with their pummeling metal tracks on July 13, 2013.
Your seat belt buckle could be used as a branding iron.
A private equity firm by the name of Uni-World Capital LP has acquired the brands and assets of Iron City Brewing in Pittsburgh.

In science:

Recently, a new type of symmetry, i.e., the sign-reversing s-wave pairing symmetry has been proposed as a candidate in brand-new iron-based High-Tc superconductors.
Direct Numerical Demonstration of Sign-preserving Quasiparticle Interference via Impurity inside Vortex Core in Unconventional Superconductors