from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pointed instrument, as a joiner's awl, a brad awl, a needle, or a small sharp stick.
- transitive v. To prod with a pointed instrument, as a lance; also, to broggle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prick with an awl or other sharp-pointed instrument; push or thrust, as an instrument: as, to brog leather.
- To catch (eels) by means of small sticks called brogs.
- n. A pointed instrument, as a shoemakers' awl; a joiners' awl.
- n. A small stick used in catching eels.
- n. A jab with a sharp instrument.
- n. A trick.
- n. A swampy or bushy place.
- n. A variant of brogue.
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Shaun replied under the sheltar of his brog-uish, vigorously rubbing his magic lantern to a glow of full — consciousness.
BROGUE, (1) A rough shoe of raw leather (from the Gael. _brog_, a shoe) worn in the wilder parts of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.
A long-legged lad, of about thirteen, with a brog or awl was teasing out the end of a flambeau in preparation to light it for some purpose not to be guessed at, and a servant lass, pock-marked, with one eye on the pot and the other up the lum, as we say of a glee or cast, made a storm of lamentation, crying in
There were speeches and champagne, and the Dane-brog was hoisted amid hurrahs of our compatriots.
"Stamp -- stamp," went the pompous little man; and "brog -- brog," went his stick in the soft earth.
"When that nail leaves her brog, it will be for your heart."
I perceive is still a kind of _Lod-brog_ (Loaded-breeks) in more senses than one; and derives, little conscious of it, many of his excellences from the old Sea-kings and Saxon Pirates themselves; and how many Blakes and Nelsons since have contributed to Ben!
A wee bit clamsheuchar wi 'my Lochaper axe, or a brog wi' my skean-dhu, will make them quate aneuch, my letty.
As is customary with all new beginners, he made a desperate awkward hand at it, and of which I would of course have said nothing, but that he chanced to brog his thumb, and completely soiled the whole piece of work with the stains of blood; which, for one thing, could not wash out without being seen; and, for another, was an unlucky omen to happen to a marriage garment.