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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brat.
 
A child; so called from the Welsh, brat, a child’s pinafore; and brat is a contraction of brattach, a cloth, also a standard.   1
       
“Every man must repair to the brattach of his tribe.”—Scott.
“O Israel! O household of the Lord!
O Abraham’s brats! O brood of blessed seed!”
       
Gascoigne: De Profundis.
 


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