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Brevet Rank

is rank one degree higher than your pay. Thus, a brevet-major has the title of major, but the pay of captain. (French, brevet, a patent, a concession.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Breeze
Breidablik [wide-shining]
Brennus
Brent
Brent-goose (A)
Brent-hill
Brentford
Bressommer
Bretwalda (ruler of Britain)
Brevet Rank
Breviary
Brew
Brewer
Briareos or Ægeon
Briar-root Pipe
Briboci
Bric-à-brac
Brick
Brick-and-mortar Franchise
Brickdusts