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BRAID (from the O. Eng. bregdan, to m...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 391 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRAID (from the O. Eng. bregdan, to move quickly to and fro, hence to weave), a plait, especially a plait of hair, also a plaited tape woven of wool, silk, gold thread, &c., used for trimming or binding. A particular use is for the narrow bands, bordered with open work, used in making point lace.
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