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Brin \Brin\, n. [F.] One of the radiating sticks of a fan. The outermost are larger and longer, and are called panaches.


n. One of the radiating sticks of a fan.


Brin is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Benedetto Brin (1833–1898), Italian naval administrator and politician
    • Italian submarine Brin named after Benedetto Brin, see also Brin class submarine
  • David Brin (born 1950), science fiction author
  • Sergey Brin (born 1973), co-founder of Google
Brin (Genoa Metro)

Brin is a Genoa Metro station. It is situated along Via Benedetto Brin in the neighbourhood of Certosa in Rivarolo Ligure, a suburban area in the north-western outskirts of Genoa, Italy. The station, currently the terminus of the line, is located just west of the outlet of the tunnel from Dinegro station. It is built on a viaduct, designed to extend the line to the north, towards a new station. It is the only station above ground.

Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the station's official opening took place on June 13, 1990, and along with Dinegro became one of the first operational stations.

Usage examples of "brin".

Wil Ohmsford had remarked rather ruefully that the difference between the two was that Jair was apt to do anything, while Brin was also apt to do it, but only after thinking it through first.

It was only after Brin was born, and later Jair, that it became apparent what had been done.

After Brin had caused the family dog to chase its tail until it nearly dropped and had wilted an entire garden of vegetables, her father had been quick to reassert his decision that the Elfstones would never be used again by anyone.

One time, not too many months earlier, when there was mention of the hidden Elfstones, Brin had caught Jair smiling rather smugly.

He saw less danger in its use than Brin did because it worked differently for him.

For Brin, the wishsong altered appearance and behavior in fact, but for Jair it was only an illusion.

Her father had never really been comfortable living at the inn, Brin knew, feeling no real connection with its business, preferring his own life as a Healer to that of innkeeper.

They were halfway up the cobblestone walk that ran through a series of hedgerows and flowering plum to the front door when Brin brought them to a sudden halt.

He was more than a little disgruntled that both Brin and Rone would be going east with Allanon while he was to be left behind.

Then came the determination that, while Brin and Rone would make the journey, he would not.

Brin were to go, then he must go as well, because Brin needed someone she could depend upon, someone she could trust.

Rone thought the sun rose and set on Brin, so naturally he would not go against her wishes on this, and Brin had already made up her mind.

Then Brin was there, arms coming tightly about him and holding him close.

He was convinced they told him that simply because he was somewhat younger than Brin and they worried more about him.

Jair would tell him what had befallen, persuade him to send patrols south in search of his parents so that they could be warned of the danger that waited in the Vale, and then all of them would take refuge in the city until Allanon returned with Brin and Rone.