Not found in OED

Posted by R. Berg on November 17, 2001

In Reply to: Brivetting posted by ESC on November 16, 2001

: : When I was younger, I would often look in the odds and sods drawer in kitchen. My mother would tell me off and say, "stop brivetting boy!!". Has anyone else heard this saying or seen the word used anywhere else?
: : I am originally from Tetbury,Glos,U.K.

: I've looked in a couple of British expression books but haven't found it. It sounds like the equivalent of "rooting around" in the U.S.

The Oxford English Dictionary (1st ed.) doesn't have "brivet."