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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bray \Bray\ (br[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brayed (br[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Braying.] [OE. brayen, OF. breier, F. broyer to pound, grind, fr. OHG. brehhan to break. See Break.] To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine. [1913 Webster] Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar, . . . yet will not his foolishness depart from him. --Prov. xxvii. 22. [1913 Webster]