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 for brize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brize \Brize\ (br[imac]z), n.
     The breeze fly. See Breeze. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeze \Breeze\, Breeze fly \Breeze" fly`\, n. [OE. brese, AS.
     bri['o]sa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D.
     brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble,
     L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse,
     to roar, rush.] (Zool.)
     A fly of various species, of the family Tabanid[ae], noted
     for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking
     their blood; -- called also horsefly, and gadfly. They
     are among the largest of two-winged or dipterous insects. The
     name is also given to different species of botflies. [Written
     also breese and brize.]
     [1913 Webster]

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