The Collaborative International Dictionary
Brine \Brine\, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See Burn.]
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.
The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.
Not long beneath the whelming brine . . . he lay.
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.