(v. t.) To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine.
(v. i.) To utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass.
(v. i.) To make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.
(v. t.) To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.
(n.) The harsh cry of an ass; also, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
(n.) A bank; the slope of a hill; a hill. See Brae, which is now the usual spelling.
(1) It would strike a blow against its excessively adversarial ways of working, the two sides of a divided house braying at each other across the floor.
(2) This is a gladiatorial display – that is what people go to see.” Bray added: “The popular knee-jerk reaction will be we should ban airshows, but it’s very rare for such a crash to take place.
(3) Indeed watching the prime minister singling out unemployed youngsters for uniquely punitive measures while pretending it is for their own good, cheered on by a gang of braying chums, it looks less like the behaviour of a national statesman and more like the petty vindictiveness of a schoolyard bully.
(4) Bray and other Carrier workers said that their union, the United Steelworkers, had repeatedly reached out to Pence in the weeks after the closings were announced and that he hadn’t responded to the union and had not helped at all.
(5) The objective of this study was to test the application of the system which incorporated the Bray concept to PVI measures in head injured patients.
(6) The computer incorporated the Bray concept for PVI estimation.
(7) Earlier he was seen leaving his riverside home in Bray, Berkshire, by boat.
(8) Rules like – for example – "no applause" have led to baying and braying to produce the same effect.
(9) Angie Bray, a loyalist who had threatened to resign as ministerial aide to the shadow cabinet office minister Francis Maude, was highly critical of the Lib Dems.
(10) The studies by Wever and Bray, as well as, Ruben's team of Baltimore underline the significance of potentials expressing electrical activity of cochlea and acoustic nerve fibres.
(11) Oxfam spokesman Ian Bray said the shortfall reflected the incipient nature of the crisis, adding that people and governments tend to respond more decisively after the event.
(12) On the way you could stop off at the seaside town of Bray (Dart train from Dublin Connolly, €6.85 return) as we did, then jump on a bus to Enniskerry (€2.70) and walk up to Powerscourt House.
(13) And anyway, I’d suffer many a braying account manager (and a truly terrifyingly fast lift) for that view: breathtaking at any time of day, but taking on a particular drama at sunset and sunrise when London’s skyline is framed by horizontal rays.
(14) The idea of England and Wales as some monochrome expanse, full of nostalgia and nastiness, is serially wrecked Looking back at the very real woes that preceded the party’s breakthrough, there seems to be some implicit suggestion that a huge crowd of true believers always knew things were on track but could not be heard above the hostile braying.
(15) Photograph: United Steel Workers “Trump talks a big game about Carrier, but I don’t support him,” said TJ Bray, an assembly line worker for 14 years at Carrier’s furnace factory here.
(16) According to David Bray, author of Social Space and Governance in Urban China , not only did the walled city “embody a complex array of cosmologically determined symbolic spaces, designed to reinforce the might of the emperor and his government, but also, in its simple grid design it provided the template for the ordering of everyday social life.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest Night view of Changan Avenue, the 10-lane thoroughfare which slices east-west through the city.
(17) "If I were leader, I would breed sharks with lasers for eyes that play soccer," brays Bruce Cooper.
(18) It’s designed to mitigate traffic generation from new development,” says Bray.
(19) "It's important the international community gets together and starts pledging money for this crisis," added Bray.
(20) Data is also presented which indicates that liquid scintillation counting could be carried out by placing cut-off Ausria-125 test tubes in counting vials containing 10 ml of either Brays, Unogel, or Instagel solutions.
(1) Tory toffs repelling undesirable immigrants, providing better schools, using welfare reform as a pathway to work, clearing vandals, yobs and drunks from the streets and standing up to our masters in Brussels would be very popular, and the word would soon be forgotten.
(2) It’s that the British are so fascinated by toffs that we give them a free pass as long as they stay on brand.
(3) It has got to stop, this fashion for toffs to pose as ordinary.
(4) It has let itself be called a government of unfeeling toffs … The abiding sin of the government is not that some ministers are rich, but that it seems unable to manage its affairs competently."
(5) There is still a sizeable chunk of the world which sees the English as top-hatted toffs who can be cruel to their urchins, so it remains to be seen what they will think after the British Council's celebrations of Charles Dickens' bicentenary.
(6) "You, and George, in particular, have been portrayed as public school toffs.
(7) I will leave the public to judge his actions.” Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said it should be no surprise that his black cab members across London were considering “a boycott of the Tory toff David Mellor over his outrageous, pompous and disgraceful tirade against one of their colleagues”.
(8) Rex Hunt, fully dressed in his governor's tights and ostrich plumes, was widely seen, not least by toffs in the Foreign Office (FCO), as a slightly Wodehousian figure, the kind more likely to be seen in slacks propping up the golf club bar in a colonial outpost.
(9) A decade earlier, the clever grocer's daughter Margaret Thatcher had devastated Tory toffs with a gale-force combination of vicious class resentment and sexy ankles.
(10) Champagne socialism in action The Mirror's determination to photograph Tory toffs clutching glasses of champagne did not end with the page one Cameron shot which led to the Tory leader renouncing the stuff ("He's had a good talking to," said Samantha C) for the duration of the class war.
(11) Hutchings, a mother-of-four, also declared that she was not a "rich Tory toff" and said she once had to borrow £1.80 to pay for parking from members of a job club she ran because the cash machine would not give her any money.
(12) It affects how voters see Tory choices on tax, welfare and public services – toffs and plebs – in the most damaging way possible.
(13) Fourteen-year-olds pontificating on this must be making the old field marshal turn in his grave, and this debate also perpetuates the myth that British soldiers were "lions led by donkeys", the idea that the brave ordinary Tommy was let down by the brandy-soaked toffs in charge.
(14) As the tagline – "May the best man live" – suggests, it's basically the same old flick with the same old schtick: the Stath tops baddies, boffs toffs (he's a one-man manifesto for geezer supremacy), and cops off with a blondie.
(15) This government has difficulty in managing a non-story about the chancellor upgrading his ticket on a train, or the stupidity of the former chief whip (who is no toff) behaving like a saloon-bar bore.
(16) The first thing you learn about him is what a toff he was: born into a banking family, Fleming's father was Conservative MP and friend of Churchill, Valentine Fleming.
(17) Jonathan was in constant demand whenever a comic toff or a bumbling cleric was called for on TV.
(18) Before Sky, Schuster was head of development at Toff Media, the specialist drama and comedy company founded by Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller.
(19) Miliband rejected criticisms of Labour's election broadcast, which portrayed the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, as the "Un-credible Shrinking Man" and Conservative cabinet ministers as out-of-touch "toffs".
(20) Your report on Vladimir Putin’s progress from pariah to powerbroker ( Putin has been taken off the menu and returned to the top table , 18 November) reminds me of previous instances where reactionary toffs let their prejudices over Russia cloud their judgment.