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- noun plural obsolete Breeches.
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Though the number they'll croon remains shrouded in secrecy, their duet will see the stage festooned with glittering Swarovski crystals, an operation that could cost insurers dear when the warbling high notes of those twin Irish brogues reach a certain frequency and shatter the pretty decorations.
His shoes were of the double-soled description, which ought more properly to be called brogues; and into them, on the evening previous to his departure, his father had driven tackets and sparables innumerable, until they became like a plate of iron or a piece of warlike workmanship, resembling the scaled cuirass of a mailed knight in the olden time;
The poorer fort of people wear a kind of fhoes made of untanned leather, which are called brogues; with blue bonnets of a particular woollen manufaiSlure.
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He did not enjoy the ceremony, but stood before them with his blue coat with the large rolling collar, which had been made for a bigger man, buttoned about his waist, and his rig-and-furrow stockings of green, with home-made shoes called "brogues," the secret of making which he had brought with him from a place called Killybegs in County Donegal.
Swapping sandals for brogues was fun for a while but they were never supposed to discard the footwear permanently.
I have only the faintest recollections of Pa, mainly, I think, as an enormous pair of highly polished brogues, which I recall studying intently at floor level in the sitting-room at 18, Denham Place.
To mark the occasion, I wore my very gay blue patent Marc Jacobs brogues, which caught the discerning eye of the host, a French expatriate lesbian named Sandra, who was to become my fairy godmother.
I've got men's riding boots, men's biker boots, men's brogues, some Doc Martens – all beautifully made, comfortable, cheaper than ones in the women's section, and a pleasingly contrary end to a leg one expects to terminate in a spindly, painful point.
Sat 10/24/09 3: 21 AM yes thank you! bad brogues just make me cringe!
His gaze was so strong, I looked down at my brogues.