from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of bracken.


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  • Or Macbeth and all his kernes and galloglasses, and your own to boot, procure him the five thousand pounds to answer the bills that must fall due ten days hence -- were they all sold by auction at Glasgow Cross -- basket hilts, Andrea Ferraras, leathern targets, brogues, brechan, and sporrans? "

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North


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