Definition of Breveting
1. brevet [v] - See also: brevet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breveting
Literary usage of Breveting
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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"BREVET. vb. To hunt about, as of a dog in search of game; to pry. [Common.] breveting. adj. Gadding about. F. of D.] Rummaging. [Selsley.] BRICH ED. adj. ..."
2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1887)
"So loosely was the breveting done that a party of departmental clerks, fora lark, undertook to get a companion and butt of theirs breveted from his late ..."
3. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1874)
"... and was informed that a practice had grown up of breveting them into Colonels and Major-Generals, although without a corresponding increase of pay; ..."
4. A Glossary of Dialect & Archaic Words Used in the County of Gloucester by J[ohn] Drummond Robertson (1890)
"breveting, adj. Gadding about. F. of D.] Rummaging. [Selsley.] BRICKED, adj. Endowed with wealth, well off. " They were all BRICKED with the same amount of ..."
5. Salopia Antiqua: Or, An Enquiry from Personal Survey Into the 'druidical by Charles Henry Hartshorne (1841)
"Derbyshire. BREAST, see BEARD. BREVET, «1. to examine, search for. Ex. "breveting about." It implies a degree of restless enquiry. C. Brit. prawf, conatus, ..."