brent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brent small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world record for the number of body piercings on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat
    • n Brent A brant. See Brant.
    • imp. & p. p Brent Burnt.
    • Brent Smooth; unwrinkled. "Your bonnie brow was brent ."
    • Brent Steep; high. "Grapes grow on the brant rocks so wonderfully that ye will marvel how any man dare climb up to them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brent Steep; upright; straight; high.
    • brent Smooth; unwrinkled: applied to the blow.
    • n brent Same as brent-goose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Brent brent (Scot.) lofty: smooth, unwrinkled.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. brant,; akin to Dan. brat, Icel. brattr, steep
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brant, steep; cog. with Ice. brattr.

Usage

In literature:

One day Mrs. Brent took down the dinner horn and blew upon it two strong blasts.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Nat's chief officer, a short cockney named Brent, came up to him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Both Brent and Thorpe leaned over the man's shoulder to read as he wrote.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Brent, Margaret, 363, first wom.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Brent, Mistress Margaret, 156.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Perhaps the most interesting is the Carboniferous volcano of Brent Tor near Tavistock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
She had no wish to see Mrs. Brent.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
In September 1820, he sold the house in Alexandria to William Brent of Stafford for ten thousand dollars.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Major Brent, of the Fifth Kentucky, was killed.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
They bowed gracefully to us, and introduced themselves as Charles Smith and Henry Brent.
"Acadian Reminiscences" by Felix Voorhies
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In poetry:

In samite sark yclad was she;
And that fair glimmerish band of gold
Which crowned long, savage locks of hair
In the moon brent cold.
"A Mabinogi" by Madison Julius Cawein
They came upon us in the night,
And brent my bower, and slew my knight;
And trembling hid in mans array,
I scant with life escap'd away.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
Then some they rade, and some they rin,
Fou fast out-o'er the bent,
But ere the foremost could get up,
Baith ladie and babes were brent.
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
Then some they rade, and some they ran,
Full fast out o'er the bent;
But ere the foremost could win up,
Baith ladye and babes were brent.
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
And hardly hath he tasted, night or day,
Of drink or food, because of Agathe!
He sitteth in a dull and dreary mood,
Like statue in a ruin'd solitude,
Bearing the brent of sunlight and of shade
Over the marble of some colonnade.
"The Death-Wake, Or Lunacy - Chimera II" by Thomas Stoddart

In news:

Brent Pease 's UF offense is worse than Jeff Bowden's ever was at FSU.
Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease addresses Kentucky coaching rumors.
Gators' Brent Pease makes smooth transition to SEC.
GAINESVILLE — Back in high school, Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease always believed he'd be an NFL quarterback.
GAINESVILLE- If the popular thinking among Florida Gator fans is that the offensive line is an area of weakness on this year's team, then popular thinking wouldn't jive with that of Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease .
UF's Brent Pease says OL is Gators' strength.
Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease called the Gators' offensive line the strength of the offense.
Going through the 'If Brent Pease leaves' scenario.
Boise State just announced that Brent Pease will return to the school and receive a promotion to offensive coordinator.
Florida assistant Brent Pease motivated 'to get to 50 points' vs Kentucky.
She is the daughter of Brent and Connie Pecht , of Lewistown.
Brent Menke, Executive Chef at The Farm Table at Kringle.
New offensive coordinator Brent Pease hopes to use that short amount of time to create confusion in opposing defenses by using various shifts and motions.
ODESSA — With the clock ticking under nine minutes to play, with his team playing catch-up most of the second half, Central head football coach Brent Davis made a gutsy call.
Brent crude prices fell on Monday to 16-month lows as pressure from the euro zone's wider debt crisis and fading expectations for coordinated central bank action erased gains derived from the pro-bailout election result in Greece.
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In science:

It is a minimization routine taken from Numerical Recipes which employs Brent’s method .
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Brent, R. P., (1976), A class of optimal-order zero-finding methods using derivative evaluations, in J. F.
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems
RG and SB thank Brent Walker and Marco Saitta for participating in the early developments of the ideas on which this paper is founded.
Turbo charging time-dependent density-functional theory with Lanczos chains
Edited by Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Brent L.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Edited by Ellerbroek, Brent L.; Bonaccini Calia, Domenico.
Band-Limited Coronagraphs using a halftone-dot process: II. Advances and laboratory results for arbitrary telescope apertures
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