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Definitions of briny

  1. slightly salty; "a brackish lagoon"; "the briny deep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Very salty; as, the briny ocean; briny tears. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Pertaining to brine or to the sea: salt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Partaking of the nature of brine; salt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for briny

  1. Just at this time a shoal of jolly porpoises came rolling and tumbling by, turning up their sleek sides to the sun, and spouting up the briny element in sparkling showers. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  2. As night spreads its shadows over the briny scene, and the steaming craft surges onward over rolling swells, this delicate girl may be seen emerging from her cabin confines, leaning on Franconia's arm as she approaches the promenade deck. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
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