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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brent-hill
 
means the eyebrows.   1
   Looking or gazing from under brenthill. In Devonshire means “frowning at one;” and in West Cornwall to brend means to wrinkle the brows. It is very remarkable that the word should have such opposite meanings.   2
 


 Brent-goose (A).Brentford. 

 
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