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Brine \Brine\, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See Burn.]

  1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother liquor resulting from the evaporation of natural or artificial waters.

  2. The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.

    Not long beneath the whelming brine . . . he lay.

  3. Tears; -- so called from their saltness.

    What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheecks for Rosaline!

    Brine fly (Zo["o]l.), a fly of the genus Ephydra, the larv[ae] of which live in artificial brines and in salt lakes.

    Brine gauge, an instrument for measuring the saltness of a liquid.

    Brine pan, a pit or pan of salt water, where salt is formed by cristallization.

    Brine pit, a salt spring or well, from which water is taken to be boiled or evaporated for making salt.

    Brine pump (Marine Engin.), a pump for changing the water in the boilers, so as to clear them of the brine which collects at the bottom.

    Brine shrimp, Brine worm (Zo["o]l.), a phyllopod crustacean of the genus Artemia, inhabiting the strong brines of salt works and natural salt lakes. See Artemia.

    Brine spring, a spring of salt water.

    Leach brine (Saltmaking), brine which drops from granulated salt in drying, and is preserved to be boiled again.