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 Brace.Brad amant or Bradaman’te. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brace of Shakes.
 
In a brace of shakes. Very soon. (See SHAKES.) Similar phrases are: “In the twinkling of an eye.” (See EYE.) “In the twinkling of a bed-post.” (See BEDPOST.)   1
 


 Brace.Brad amant or Bradaman’te. 

 
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