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Hi,
could someone tell me what refers to this "brace" Steinbeck put here?:
'I have eaten black duck at his table - two martinis and a brace of black duck ...'

Thanks in advance, Jo.
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Hi,

could someone tell me what refers to this "brace" Steinbeck put here?:
'I have eaten black duck at his table - two martinis and a brace of black duck ...'


It means 'two ducks', 'a pair of ducks'. It's not a commonly used term.

Best wishes, Clive
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A hunter with a brace of black duck.