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  • noun obsolete Plural form of broch.

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Examples

  • For a start, they are separated by a thousand years or so, as brochs are mostly considered to have been built in the century or so either side of 0 AD, and Norse place names are mostly considered to date from around the ninth to twelfth centuries.

    Attacotti

  • This restricted distribution is consistent with though does not prove the possibility that brochs were mainly built and used by one or a few tribes.

    Attacotti

  • This restricted distribution is consistent with though does not prove the possibility that brochs were mainly built and used by one or a few tribes.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Not only are brochs confined to what is now Scotland, they are concentrated in defined areas, mainly Caithness (the north-east corner of the mainland), the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland), and the Western Isles (see distribution map on the Wikipedia page).

    Attacotti

  • I should stress that I am not suggesting a direct association between Norse place names and brochs.

    Attacotti

  • I should stress that I am not suggesting a direct association between Norse place names and brochs.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Not only are brochs confined to what is now Scotland, they are concentrated in defined areas, mainly Caithness (the north-east corner of the mainland), the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland), and the Western Isles (see distribution map on the Wikipedia page).

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • For a start, they are separated by a thousand years or so, as brochs are mostly considered to have been built in the century or so either side of 0 AD, and Norse place names are mostly considered to date from around the ninth to twelfth centuries.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Rick - as far as I know, brochs are unique to northern Scotland and the isles.

    Attacotti

  • He had actually found Broch Tuarach itself, or at least he assumed so; there was an enormous pile of fallen stone, surrounding the collapsed remnant of one of the ancient circular brochs, or towers, used in the distant past both for living and for defense.

    Dragonfly in Amber

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