"brayed" in the verb sense
1. hee-haw, bray
braying characteristic of donkeys
2. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
"grind the spices in a mortar"
"mash the garlic"
laugh loudly and harshly
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