bratch
brach rach, brache rache(br[a^]k or br[a^]ch), n. [OE. brache a kind of scenting hound or setting dog, OF. brache, F. braque, fr. OHG. braccho, G. bracke; related to Sw. brack a dog that hunts by scent; possibly akin to E. fragrant, fr. L. fragrare to smell.] A bitch of the hound kind. See also {bratchet}. --Shak. [Also spelled {bratch} when pronounced (br[a^]ch).] [1913 Webster + Century Dict. 1906]

A sow pig by chance sucked a brach, and when she was grown would miraculously hunt all manner of deer. --Burton (Anatomy of Melancholy). [Century Dict. 1906]


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