brank

brank

 (brăngk) or branks (brăngks)
n.
A device consisting of a metal frame for the head and a bit to restrain the tongue, formerly used to punish scolds.

[Possibly from Dutch branken, legs (of a compass, scissors, etc.), pl. of branke, branch, from Late Latin branca, paw; see branch.]

brank

(bræŋk)
vb (intr)
dialect Scot (esp of horses) to prance or strut
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A vexed federal judge issued an arrest warrant for a former credit union CEO who failed to show up at his sentence hearing Monday for bank fraud and attempted brank fraud.
Es importante senalar que en los ultimos anos se implementaron varias plataformas de exploracion interactiva de datos para facilitar el trabajo con grandes volumenes de noticias (Devezas, Nunes, & Rodriguez, 2015; Leban, Fortuna, Brank, & Grobelnik, 2014).
Vernon Booth, wounded by an explosive bullet and shot down in no man's land, forty yards from the German lines, calmly set fire to his wrecked Spad under a storm of rifle and machine gun fire, before dragging himself to friendly territory to die; Stephen Tyson was killed in a bitter singlehanded combat against a swarm of Fokkers; Brank Bayries, always the aggressor, always outnumbered, was shot down while attacking a strong enemy patrol many miles behind the enemy's lines.
Dentro de las posibles razones de que no todos los que acosan se reconozcan como tales, Brank, Hoetger y Hazen (2012) explican que ademas de la baja empatia, no son capaces de entender que ese comportamiento vulnera a otros" (p.
Esraa is already attracting followers with the help of strength and conditioning coaches from Slovenia, Jure Smerdelj and Ula Brank.
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According to Brank, Grobelnik, & Mladenic (2005), most companies evaluate the model using one of four approaches.
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Even legislation includes bullying under the terms harassment or assault with 25 states defining bullying together with harassment and/or intimidation (as cited in Brubacher, Fondacaro, Brank, Brown & Miller, 2009).
Originally proposed by a Freedom and Justice Party member of the Shura Council, the draft was emblematic of the lack of coordination between governmental institutions, as Governor of the Central Brank Hisham Ramez said he was not consulted prior to the ratification of this bill.