brach (n.) Old form(s): Brache
hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
1H4 III.i.230[Hotspur to Lady Percy, of listening to a Welsh song] I had rather hear Lady my brach howl in Irish
KL I.iv.111[Fool to Lear, of Gonerill or Regan] the Lady Brach may stand by the fire
KL III.vi.68[Edgar as Poor Tom to all] Hound or spaniel, brach or lym
TC II.i.113[Thersites to Patroclus] I will hold my peace when Achilles' brooch bids me, shall I? [F, Q brooch] >> brooch (n.)
TS induction.1.16[Lord to First Huntsman, of his hounds] couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach
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