• WordNet 3.6
    • n brazier large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brazier A large metal pan for holding burning coals or charcoal; it is used to warm people who must stay outside for long times.
    • n Brazier An artificer who works in brass.
    • n Brazier brā"zhẽr Same as Brasier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brazier An artificer who works in brass.
    • n brazier An open pan for burning charcoal, used especially for heating rooms in southern and eastern countries, such as Italy, China, Japan, etc.
    • n brazier A name used on the northern coast of Ireland for the common sea-bream, pagellus centrodontus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Brazier a pan for holding burning coals—also Bras′ero
    • n Brazier brā′zi-ėr one who works in Brass (q.v.).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. brasier, braisíer, fr. braise, live coals. See Brass


In literature:

Cooking smells, the sour odor of fish-and-rice chow, were wafted from the braziers of village housewives.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Leather-bottomed chairs are placed invitingly around, and charcoal braziers for warming drinks keep their respectful distances.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
The gasping cry had come from Conrad by whom the brazier was set.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
What an interesting name, Mrs. Siegfried Brazier, widow of the famous Wagnerian tenor.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
It was not, however, as a prosperous brazier that Bunyan was to make his way.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
From a brazier she took a pine splinter, lighted it, and beckoned Pearse into the cave.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
There were kettles, charcoal braziers, and cooking utensils carried over to the Red Cross Hospital.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
Then he stopped before a little brazier, looking at it hesitatingly.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
Peon servants stolidly busied themselves around charcoal braziers.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Mrs. Carville was, as I have said, stooping over the brazier.
"Aliens" by William McFee
To the brazier they are impossible, no doubt; but not to the poet.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Huge braziers lie convenient, on one of which, amidst a few coals, a feeble flame may be seen to struggle.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 5 November 1848" by Various
In winter, the large bronze brazier of coals, changed twice daily, was always placed in the middle of the room.
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford
The brazier is full of charcoal ash, but there is no ash on the mat.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The cooking was done over a few coals in a brass brazier filled with ashes.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
Catharine drew her son away from the light of the brazier and spoke to him in a low tone.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
For small brazed work the blow-pipe is commonly employed; large works are done on the brazier's hearth, or in any clear coke fire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It was an Eastern woman he saw lean forward across the gleam of a golden brazier and yield a kiss to the lips of a man who claimed it passionately.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
The cook to-day was fully employed with his stewpans and braziers, and appeared to be giving himself airs of no little importance.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas" by Fanny Loviot
He saw it was filled with hot ashes, the primitive brazier of the people.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine

In poetry:

I SIT beside the brazier's glow,
And, drowsing in the heat,
A dream of daffodils that blow
And lambs that frisk and bleat--
"Before Action" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Next year the daffodils will blow,
And lambs will frisk and bleat;
But I'll not feel the the brazier's glow,
Nor any cold or heat.
"Before Action" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
How lovely conflagrations look when night is utter dark!
The youth who fired Ephesus' fane falls low beneath my mark.
The pangs of people--when I sport, what matters?--See them whirl
About, as salamanders frisk and in the brazier curl.
"Nero’s Incendiary Song" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

Jesse Jackson speaks at the funeral service for the late Bishop Arthur Brazier .
Geof Brazier and Mitch Rooker .
Artist Liam Brazier interprets swaggering comic-book heroes via fractal prisms.
Officials say 27-year-old Mark Brazier of Mapleton was reported missing after he didn't return home from a bird hunting trip on Sunday.
Officials say 27-year-old Mark Brazier was last seen Saturday afternoon in Township 11, Range 14.
If you live in a jungle or under a waterfall, Benita Brazier wants to talk to you.
Papua New Guinea stood proudly on top of the World Cricket League Division Three on Tuesday following their upset 26-run victory against Uganda thanks to four wickets from Jamie Brazier.
"With rates near historic lows, this is a great time to buy or refinance a home — and the benefits of refinancing are numerous," says Stacy Brazier, a Wells Fargo home mortgage area sales manager.
Endurance Athlete Brendan Brazier on How to Fuel an Active Lifestyle the Vegan Way.