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  • PF, in the course of his troubadouresque wanderings, has washed up for the night here in Peekskill, where he has brought to my attention the remarkable Douglas Young translations from Greek into Scots, in particular his translation of The Frogs which he called The Puddocks by Aristophanes:Aeschylus will heave his verses, ruit and word, and gar them flee, breenge, and skail the monie stourbaths whaur he rowes his poesie. BRAW AND WITTY. 2004

  • The poor beast made a breenge and got a hat on its snout, and then a fling

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran John Sillars

  • So with his coat flapping lordly on either side of him, his hands deep in his trousers pockets, and his hat on the back of his head, he drove at the swing-doors with an outshot chest, and entered with a "breenge."

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown 1885

  • Another "mad breenge '" - as we say in Scotland - and we're at Mater on 159 kilometres, a three kilometre cobble stretch. 2009

  • "what do you breenge into the bushes to watch those nasty things for?"

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown 1885


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  • 'The downfall of Rangers and the nature of their eventual recovery matters to Scottish society. Scotland's first minister acknowledged as much when he breenged in at the start of the scandal.'

    - "It's not just Rangers' fans who should mourn", The Observer, 1-7-12.

    July 1, 2012

  • Sense is like to barge in or do something loudly in anger.

    August 10, 2021