brimme
Breme Breme (br[=e]m), a. [OE. breme, brime, fierce, impetuous, glorious, AS. br[=e]me, br[=y]me, famous. Cf. {Brim}, a.] 1. Fierce; sharp; severe; cruel. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

From the septentrion cold, in the breme freezing air. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. Famous; renowned; well known. --Wright. [1913 Webster] [Written also {brim} and {brimme}.] [1913 Webster]


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