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 Bramble (Matthew).Bran-new or Brand-new. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bran.
 
If not Bran, it is Bran’s brother. If not the real “Simon Pure,” it is just as good. A complimentary expression. Bran was Fingal’s dog, a mighty favourite.   1
 


 Bramble (Matthew).Bran-new or Brand-new. 

 
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