bratchet
bratchet ratch"et, (br[a^]ch"[e^]t), n. [Sc. also bratchart; fr. ME. brachet, fr. OF. brachet; ML. brachetus, dim. of brache a hound. See {brach}.] a kind of hound; a {brach}; -- applied contemptuously to a child. See also {brach}. [Also spelled {brachet}.] [Century Dict. 1906]

The bratchet's bay From the dark covert drove the prey. --Scott, (Marmion, ii. int.). [Century Dict. 1906]

To be plagued with a bratchet whelp -- Whence came ye, my fair-favoured little gossip? . --Scott, (Kenilworth, II. xxi). [Century Dict. 1906] ||


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