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braxy

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NounEdit

braxy (countable and uncountable, plural braxies)

  1. An inflammatory disease of sheep.
  2. (now historical) Meat from sheep that have died from this disease, or that have died from accident or disease in general.
    • 1993, Pat Barker, The Eye in the Door, Penguin 2014 (The Regeneration Trilogy), p. 457:
      If they suffocated before they could be slaughtered, their meat was unfit for human consumption, though it found its way on to the market as ‘braxy’, in shops patronized only by the very poor.

AdjectiveEdit

braxy (not comparable)

  1. sick with braxy