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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Any women prisoners in the gaol who were especially troublesome might be restrained by a muzzle called a 'brank'.
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The muzzle was known in other parts of the country as the brank, branx, iron bridle or gossip's bridle.
Today, the muzzle - known in other parts of the country as the Brank, Branx, Iron Bridle or Gossip's Bridle - is considered a barbaric tool from the Dark Ages.
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There were also women prisoners in the gaol who, if they were exclusively troublesome, might be restrained by a muzzle called a 'brank'.
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