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- adj. Of food odors: malodorous, flatulent, pungent: smelling of sulfur, hydrogen sulfide, or hydrogen disulfide.
- adj. Of animals: variegated, speckled, multicolored; usually used in the phrase brockle-faced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as brickle.
- Apt to break through a field: said of cattle.
- n. Broken pieces; fragments; rubbish.
When ye are come to your own land, Mr. Johnson, ye will find that brockle-faced stot there afore you; and I trust ye will comb him weel.
"_George_ WASHINGTON PUGG; will you come and testify?" said the Squire with an emphasis on all the names, but rising and fairly hammering the last; when a greedy-eyed, brockle-faced, over-grown blade of seventeen opened up like a flax-brake, and loped forward over chairs and benches, responding in a houndish flat-and-treble voice, "_I_ reckon I'll