brake (n.) Old form(s): Beake
bush, thicket
3H6 III.i.1[First Keeper to Second Keeper] Under this thick-grown brake we'll shroud ourselves
H8 I.ii.75[Wolsey to King Henry, of being slandered] 'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake / That virtue must go through
MND II.i.227[Demetrius to Helena] I'll run from thee and hide me in the brakes
MND III.i.101[Puck as if to Rustics] I'll lead you ... thorough brake, thorough briar
MND III.i.4[Quince to Bottom] this hawthorn brake [shall be] our tiring-house
MND III.i.69[Quince to Bottom] enter into that brake
MND III.ii.15[Puck to Oberon, of Bottom] Forsook his scene and entered in a brake
PP.9.10[Cytherea to Adonis] Once ... did I see a fair sweet youth / Here in these brakes deep-wounded with a boar
TNK III.ii.1[Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] He has mistook the brake I meant [Q Beake]
Ven.237[Venus to Adonis, of her body] Round rising hillocks, brakes obscure and rough
Ven.876[of a doe] Hasting to feed her fawn hid in some brake
Ven.913[of Venus] Here kennelled in a brake she finds a hound
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