Archive for January 28th, 2009

To BRUIT. v.a.

to-bruit-va
To BRUIT. v.a. [from the noun.] To report; to noise abroad;
to rumour. Neither the verb nor the noun are now much
in use.
[For fear yt we like rogues
shd be reputed
and for ear-marked
beasts be bruited.
Spens.]
His death,
being bruited once, took fire and heat away
From the best temper’d courage in his troops. Shak. Hen V.
It was bruited, that I meant nothing less than to go to Gui-
ana. Raleigh’s Essays.