Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sharp-pointed instrument.
  • noun A prick with such an instrument; hence, an incitement; instigation.
  • To prick; spur; pierce; prod: often used figuratively.

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Examples

  • Item, we gyve as good as bequest unto [her] a saied Elizabeth Hall, all my plate, solely my brod china as good as gilt bole, which we right widely separated have att a date of this my will.

    Philadelphia Reflections: Shakspere Society of Philadelphia

  • Item, we gyve as good as bequest unto [her] a saied Elizabeth Hall, all my plate, solely my brod china as good as gilt bole, which we right widely separated have att a date of this my will.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • “I brod you some keys that Mrs. Witter left for you,” he said.

    And One Last Thing…

  • “I brod you some keys that Mrs. Witter left for you,” he said.

    And One Last Thing…

  • Thad flashed his light downward to catch a furry rump and puff tail-a weaver-brod.

    Dark Piper

  • We avoided the ghost garden and the brod nest, also those portions under the eeopoe nests where there were showers of an unpleasant nature marked on the walls and fouling the ground sand.

    Dark Piper

  • Nas þe þwang noht brod   bote ase hit were a twined þred.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Setterday at nycht, thei song thare _Salve Regina_, the hole Scottishmen putt on thare cappes, thare hoodis, or such thing as thei had to cover thare headis; and when that otheris war compelled to kyss a paynted brod, (which thei called "Nostre Dame,") thei war not preassed after ones; for this was the chance.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • "You tink I gif you von plate und knife und fork und napkin; no, go to vork at the oyshters, und here is brod a blenty."

    Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • "Cameel-brod," said he, and kneeling down he commenced scooping away the sand with his hands, and from a few inches below the surface he soon drew a whitish tuber the size of a large turnip.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa

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