To brace to

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To brace to (Naut) to turn (a yard) by checking or easing off the lee brace, and hauling in the weather one, to assist in tacking.
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Quotations

  • Wilma Rudolph
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    “My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.”
  • Sir Richard Steele
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    “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.”
  • George Steiner
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    “To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.”

Usage

In literature:

To make the frames more rigid we braced them with diagonal braces nailed on.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
You may have to brace the stakes with two others which should have a forked end.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Should the subject be seriously inconvenienced by the application of a brace or other supportive appliances, it is necessary to employ slings.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
She braced herself with a great effort to baffle him.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Lewis wants to be knocked about a little, and he wants the fight to brace him.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Something in his glance, in his tone, seemed suddenly to brace her, to restore her.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
It's been all he's had; it's bore down on his body and his soul, an' it's braced him up to keep on workin'.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He swung to the high-speed track and braced himself as he sped along the platform's rim.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Then she'd braced herself and begun some ritual as if she were afraid to try it.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Rigidly braced double walls to withstand the explosive tendency, with no external pressure to counteract it.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
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In poetry:

Later a brute wind blustered,
bracing men to face danger.
They made me sit inside then,
sullen, dull, with the women.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
"I'd like to see 'em splashin' round
On the slantin' streamin' decks,
An' tallyin' on a brace 'arf drowned,
With water to their necks;"
"The Day's Work" by Cicely Fox Smith
When temper leans To gayer scenes,
And serious life void moments spares,
The sylvan chase My sinews brace,
Or song unbend my mind from cares!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
These are the tones to brace and cheer
The lonely watcher of the fold,
When nights are dark, and foeman near,
When visions fade and hearts grow cold.
"St. Simon And St. Jude" by John Keble
This was the 'orse we fetched 'im; an' when we reached the car,
We braced 'im tight and proper to the middle of the bar,
And buckled up 'is traces and lashed them to each side,
While 'e 'eld 'is 'ead so 'aughtily, an' looked most dignified.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Ye lovers of the picturesque, if ye wish to drown your grief,
Take my advice, and visit the ancient town of Crieff;
The climate is bracing, and the walks lovely to see.
Besides, ye can ramble over the district, and view the beautiful scenery.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

As the East Coast braces to be hit by Hurricane Sandy, travelers with trips planned this weekend and early next week should expect airlines, hotels and cruise lines to be changing and cancelling policies and itineraries.
Bracing for 'a new battle,' Venezuelan lawmakers approve Chavez's trip to Cuba.
Agencies 'bracing for change,' according to survey.
When the two men campaign together, Ryan's casual attitude and simple tone seem to soften Romney's sometimes awkward stature and bracingly formal approach.
Serbian mountain is the latest to brace for 'Doomsday' crowd .
Bracing for 'a new battle,' Venezuelan lawmakers approve Chavez's trip to Cuba .
As his Indiana career drew to a close, Verdell Jones III braced himself for the possibility that he would never play professionally.
The space is limited and the rear seats don't fold down because of additional chassis bracing, as well as relocation of the washer fluid reservoir and battery to the trunk for weight distribution.
Air passengers already bracing themselves for nerve-grating gridlock may have something else to be ungrateful for this Thanksgiving: invasive full-body scanners and pat-downs.
As the East Coast braces for superstorm Sandy to strike, the Missourian has compiled some resources to better help you understand what's happening.
The Gonzaga women's basketball team is bracing for a cross country trek to Rhode Island for the Sweet 16.
But I warn you to brace yourself.
DreamWorks Animation Braces to Lose $50M on ' Rise of the Guardians' (Exclusive).
Chelsea Dushane and Lindsay Brace combined to fire a two-hitter, fanning 15, for the top-seeded Panthers.
Serbian mountain is the latest to brace for 'Doomsday' crowd.
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In science:

If we want to indicate a triangle which does not fit, we add in braces a point which belongs to the interior of the triangle.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
Hence the first and the last terms in the braces contribute to Eq.
Quantum walks with random phase shifts
We adapt their definition to the case when C is a brace algebra, in particular the Hochschild cochain complex.
On the Gauss-Manin connection in cyclic homology
To see this, recall from [KS1] the following description of brace operations.
On the Gauss-Manin connection in cyclic homology
A; then one has to replace braces { } by the usual parentheses ( ) symbolizing evaluation of a multi-linear map at elements of A.
On the Gauss-Manin connection in cyclic homology
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