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Definition of Branks

Branks
Brank Brank, Branks Branks, n. [Cf. Gael. brangus, brangas, a sort of pillory, Ir. brancas halter, or D. pranger fetter.] 1. A sort of bridle with wooden side pieces. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] --Jamieson. 2. A scolding bridle, an instrument formerly used for correcting scolding women. It was an iron frame surrounding the head and having a triangular piece entering the mouth of the scold.
Brank
Brank Brank, v. i. 1. To hold up and toss the head; -- applied to horses as spurning the bit. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 2. To prance; to caper. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
Brank
Brank Brank, n. [Prov. of Celtic origin; cf. L. brance, brace, the Gallic name of a particularly white kind of corn.] Buckwheat. [Local, Eng.] --Halliwell.
Brank
Brank Brank, Branks Branks, n. [Cf. Gael. brangus, brangas, a sort of pillory, Ir. brancas halter, or D. pranger fetter.] 1. A sort of bridle with wooden side pieces. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] --Jamieson. 2. A scolding bridle, an instrument formerly used for correcting scolding women. It was an iron frame surrounding the head and having a triangular piece entering the mouth of the scold.

Meaning of Branks from wikipedia

- bridle, sometimes called a witch's bridle, a gossip's bridle, a brank's bridle, or simply branks, was an instrument of punishment, as a form of public humiliation...
- paraded through the street on wheels); being put in the scold's bridle (branks); or the stocks. Selling bad bread or bad ale was also punished in these...
- February 2009). "Waning days of an Indian soda pop". The New York Times. "Our branks". www.campacolaindia.com. Official website. Retrieved 20 December 2018....
- The Bronx (/brɒŋks/) is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Bronx County, in the U.S. state of New York. It is south of Westchester County; north...
- Ephraim McLean Brank (August 1, 1791 - August 5, 1875) was a Kentucky soldier in the War of 1812, noted for his exceptional marksmanship which pla****...
- or the use of a device such as a Scold's bridle (also referred to as a branks). A head harness may include a blindfold and/or gag. The enca****t may...
- The Bronx River (/brɒŋks/), approximately 24 miles (39 km) long, flows through southeast New York in the United States and drains an area of 38.4 square...
- Peter Paul Brang (1852–1925) was a Viennese architect who worked in what are today the Czech Republic and Slovenia, as well as in Bulgaria and Romania...
- Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2011. Retrieved 2013-10-28. Brank, Eve M.; Hoetger, Lori A.; Hazen, Katherine P. (December 2012). "Bullying"...
- Wives who were seen as witches, shrews and scolds, were forced to wear the branks, locked onto their head. Hypercriticism Monomania Dean, Edward S. (1964–1965)...