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    pair of braces

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    "I can't make you such handsome presents, Joseph," continued his sister, "but while I was at school, I have embroidered for you a very beautiful pair of braces."

    brace = a device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp; a support that steadies or strengthens something else

    braces = suspenders

    Thank you for your efforts.



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