Definition of Brittling
1. brittle [v] - See also: brittle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Brittling
Literary usage of Brittling
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Verse by Richard Henry Stoddard (1890)
"They blew a mort on the bent, They assembled on sides shear; To the quarry then the Percy went To see the brittling of the deer. ..."
2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Wells' "Mr. Brittling Sees It Through" ranked first for eight successive months in 1916-17 with a total of 2419 points, an average of 302 points per month. ..."
3. Poems by Charles Kingsley (1856)
"And when I'm taen and hangit, mither, a brittling o' my deer, Ye'll no leave your bairn to the corbie craws to dangle in the air ; But ye'll send up my twa ..."
4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"... prescribed for the brittling of the stag and the rewarding of the hounds. Then follows a chapter on dogs, in which ' Queen Racio' takes the lead. ..."