Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal (Scotch) form of brickle.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 'We be bruckle folk here -- the best o' us hardly honest sometimes, what with hard winters, and so many mouths to fill, and

    The Bibliotaph and Other People

  • ` ` I trust in God, not, unless it be to win the means of supporting her; for my things are but in a bruckle state; --- but what signifies warld's gear? ''

    The Waverley

  • 'I trust in God not, unless it be to win the means of supporting her; for my things are but in a bruckle state; -- but what signifies warld's gear?'

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • 'I trust in God, not, unless it be to win the means of supporting her; for my things are but in a bruckle state; -- but what signifies warld's gear?'

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • He groaned to the young man in a whisper, “This is a bruckle het, maister, I’m much afeared!

    The Woodlanders

  • His father, the reverent Pa’son St. Cleeve, made a terrible bruckle hit in ‘s marrying, in the sight of the high.

    Two on a Tower

  • ‘I trust in God not, unless it be to win the means of supporting her; for my things are but in a bruckle state; — but what signifies warld’s gear?’

    Waverley

  • a terrible bruckle hit in 's marrying, in the sight of the high.

    Two on a Tower

  • Lasses are bruckle things, "she added, with a nod;" and though ye would never think it by my wrunkled chafts, I was a lassie mysel ', and a bonny one. "

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • "Faith, it wasn't worth your while on our account, for as Maister Billy Wills says, we be bruckle folk here -- the best o 'us hardly honest sometimes, what with hard winters, and so many mouths to fill, and Goda'mighty sending his little taties so terrible small to fill 'em with.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

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