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  • He did work for the Spae-Woman -- fixed her fences and repaired her barn and brought _brosna_ for her fire every evening from the wood.

    The King of Ireland's Son

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  • "Old Dan Bride was breaking brosna for the fire when he heard a step on the path. He paused, a bundle of saplings on his knee."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'The Majesty of the Law'.

    September 6, 2008

  • twigs or brush, useful for kindling. Appears, for instance, in Frank O' Connor's short story "The Majesty of the Law".

    February 3, 2008