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b ra kit

  • n  a category falling within certain defined limits
  • n  either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
  • n  either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
  • n  a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
  • v  support with brackets
    bracket bookshelves
  • v  place into brackets
    Please bracket this remark
  • v  classify or group

  • The Foreign Ministers' Deputies, laboring in London over German and Austrian peace treaty drafts, last week had more brackets than boiler plate on their hands.
  • Our tax bracket is only applied on income earned in the range of that bracket, not on your entire lump sum of income.
  • Any scientific measure of the middle class, however, entails drawing arbitrary brackets, both economic and psychological, around the group.
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  • John McCain in
    You were going to put him in a higher tax bracket which was going to increase his taxes, which was going to cause him not to be able to employ people, which Joe was trying to realize the American dream,McCain said.
  • Bo Ryan in San Jose Mercury News
    Neitzel is the one that turned the game around,Ryan said. "When that last one went in after it rattled, came out, hit the bracket, hit the backboard and rolled in, I just give people credit."
  • Alan Tait in WalesOnline
    He's extremely tough, very physical in contact and an outstanding finisher,said Falcons assistant coach Alan Tait. "Danny would fall into the same sort of bracket as Chris Ashton, who has been such a success at Northampton, admittedly at a...

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