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b rig

  • n  two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
  • n  a penal institution (especially on board a ship)

  • The year 1784 saw the American brig Betsey, with her crew of 10, captured by a Moroccan corsair while sailing with a cargo of salt from Spain to Philadelphia.
  • Al-Marri won't get out of the military brig in South Carolina immediately, but the Administration has to decide soon whether to try him in criminal court, hold him temporarily as a .
  • His open contempt for those he called "our ignorant transporters" landed Smith in the brig, or some such warren of restraint, where he spent one of the most historic voyages in .
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  • Joe Biden in FOXNews
    I mean, I'd like to throw these guys in the brig,Biden said in an interview with CNBC.
  • Andrew Leslie in Toronto Star
    I made a command decision not to appoint Brig.-Gen. Menard as the commander of land force Quebec area due to the fact that the CF leadership recently lost confidence in his capacity to command in Afghanistan,he said in a statement Thursday....
  • Brad Childress in Sports Network
    I don't think they'll put him in the brig or anything like that,Childress said.

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