• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bret (Zoöl) See Birt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bret A local English name (in Cornwall) of the brill, and also of the turbot.
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In literature:

Harte (Bret), Dickens on, i.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
It was the old Bret Harte days multiplied by ten.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
It's romantic enough to be the back-drop in a Bret Harte play.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
Bret worked slowly, methodically, brilliantly, and is an imperishable figure in American letters.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Before 1890 the fame of their author, Bret Harte, was secure.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Bret Harte lived his last years at a house on the hillside near, and is buried in the churchyard.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Of course, you will make up your mind to be an author, a writer of short stories, a second Bret Harte.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Harte, Francis Bret, American author, 288.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
Of course they're not as they were in Bret Harte's time, but they are said to be rough and dangerous.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Thus the levelling quality of Bret Harte's humor bridges social and moral chasms.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry

In news:

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas.
Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.
Bret Michaels with Miley Cyrus and Loretta Lynn.
Bret Michaels will drop his new solo album, "Good Songs & Great Friends", on February 26th, 2013.
Kira Lee Krakovesky will be an opening act for Poison frontman Bret Michaels tonight at the Wiltsie Center at the Historic Castle in Hazleton.
Hazleton proclaims ' Bret Michaels Day'.
It will be a big party with no rules, if rock star Bret Michaels gets his way Saturday.
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn address service levels at restaurants.
Bret Bielema mum on starting QB.
Badgers coach Bret Bielema, however, prefers to keep quiet about his choice.
Bret Alexander Couvell, 21, of Coral Springs.
Bret Baier loses 45 pounds.
Fox News's Bret Baier slims down.
Every once in a while, we like to show our rock 'n roll side, and we're doing so with today's Hunk of the Day: Poison frontman Bret Michaels.

In science:

The authors thank Boris Bret for preliminary measurements, and Paolo Scalia and Sanli Faez for their help with the characterization measurements.
Spatial Extent of Random Laser Modes
We thank Boris Bret for the work that lead to the estimation of the transport mean free path.
Relaxation oscillations in long-pulsed random lasers
BT] de la Bret`eche, R.; Tenenbaum, G. [2005] Entiers friables: in´egalit´e de Tur´an-Kubilius et applications.
On the Supremum of Random Dirichlet Polynomials
One of Bret Tilson’s lasting contributions is the introduction (with John Rhodes) of the notions of block product and two-sided semidirect product, and their use in the structure theory of finite monoids.
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. 11. John P. Huelsenbeck, Bret Larget and Michael E. Alfaro. (2004). Bayesian phylogenetic model selection using reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo. Mol. Biol.
A new distance between DNA sequences