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In the following paragraph:
Inside was a low-ceilinged cell, with shackles intended to secure a brace of prisoners to the far wall.
What does it mean brace here?
(Not a teacher)
10. a pair; couple
This is the only meaning I can see that fits, although I never knew of this meaning beforehand.
So, perhaps it means couple of prisoners.
Linguist, you surprise me. A Scot and never heard of a brace of grouse, or a brace of pheasant?!
But I did play the bagpipes in school!
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