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brac·ing

(brās'ing),
In dentistry, resistance to horizontal components of masticatory force. See: component of force.

brac·ing

(brās'ing)
In dentistry, resistance to horizontal components of masticatory force.

bracing,

n a resistance to the horizontal components of masticatory force.
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Though the book's wit is dumbed by rambling narrative loops, Weldon's satire bracingly shows that no matter the society, 'the sum of human happiness, human anxiety remained about the same.
Herbert brings a bracingly unjaundiced eye to such well-known (though perhaps underanalyzed) histories as Charles Bali's History of the Indian Mutiny [1859-1860] while also scrutinizing more obscure texts such as Vivian Dering Majendie's extraordinary firsthand account of the conquest of Lucknow, Up Among the Pandies [1859].
Lin He plays with a bracingly exciting blend of bravura technique and hardheaded restraint, while Sioles exhibits the finest characteristics of an accompanist: glittering virtuosity bridled by exquisite taste.
Rand Paul and the Tea Partiers have announced bracingly that they're here to take back their government; but what do they plan to do with it once they've got it back?
Herein lies a grand, bracingly brisk tour of selection theory and the various ways it intersects with everyday, aunnaturala life.
Its bracingly tasty Ceviche a La Rusa is a blithe creation of oysters, lightly marinated in lime and lemon juices.
His latest book, an innovative and incantatory memoir about the family that he formed with his partner of forty years, the poet and publisher Nikos Stangos, couldn't be any less ambiguous in its portrayal of the couple's life together, and in its bracingly poignant meditations on Stangos' death from brain cancer in 2004.
To a kid imbued with the idealism of "reform," Dahl's was a bracingly sanguine view of machine politics.
His choreography is bracingly contemporary yet more relaxed and expansive, less hard-hitting and confrontational than much contemporary work.
The first half of Doug Pray's mostly celebratory, sometimes bracingly raunchy movie emphasizes the liberty and fun of surfing every day with no concerns about school or bills (Doc would occasionally do medical jobs to buy food and gas, and the skillful, competitive Paskowitzes nailed lucrative sponsorships and established a surfing camp).
It could be a bracingly bright and swift meteor, an auroral curtain that suddenly intensifies, or a bright star that bursts into telescopic view from behind the Moon's dark edge.