Brother

or Frère. A friar not in orders. (See Father.)

Brother
(So-and-so). A fellow-barrister. Brother Benedict. A married man. (See Benedict.) Brother Birch. A fellow-school-master. Brother Blade. A fellow-soldier, properly; but now anyone of the same calling as yourself. Brother Brush. A fellow-painter.

Brother Bung.
A fellow-tapster. Brother Buskin. A fellow-comedian or actor. A Brother Chip. A fellow-carpenter.

A Brother Clergyman.
A fellow-clergyman. A Brother Crispin. A fellow-shoemaker.

A Brother Mason.
A fellow-Freemason. A Brother Quill. A fellow-author.

A Brother Salt.
A fellow-seaman or sailor. A Brother Shuttle. A fellow-weaver.

A Brother Stitch.
A fellow-tailor. A Brother String. A fellow-violinist. A Brother Whip. A fellow coachman.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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