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  • n. Plural form of pibroch.


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  • These warlike minstrels, who had the highest opinion, each, of the superiority of his own tribe, joined to the most overweening idea of the importance connected with his profession, at first, performed their various pibrochs in front each of his own clan.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The mountain minstrelsy, which sounded the appropriate pibrochs or battle tunes of the rival confederacies, was silent when they entered on the Inch, for such was the order which had been given.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • It would have been hidden away after Culloden, along with the pistols and the swords, with the pipes and their pibrochs-all the symbols of pride conquered.

    Drums of Autumn

  • Besides, I had political problems with some of the pibrochs, the ancient laments for the deaths and defeats of history.

    To The Hilt

  • I had learned to play laments - the pibrochs - as a boy, chiefly for the unromantic reason that their slowness meant I had more time to get the notes right.

    To The Hilt

  • The most striking examples of Scotch music are the pibrochs and strathspeys.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • Even when the most distinctive Scotch pibrochs were played I was quite conscious of an Eastern clash in them which no Scot could or would have given.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • Whom pibrochs pierce not, crystals cannot cloy; --

    The Book of Humorous Verse

  • Will the day never come when, with whirling sporrans and flashing pibrochs you will rise against the alien oppressor, and demand Home Rule, together with the total abolition of present disdainful British _insouciance_?

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • Scott's contributions to this anthology that they are not the utterance of the poet's personal emotion; they are coronachs, pibrochs, gathering songs, narrative ballads, and the like -- objective, dramatic lyrics touched always with the light of history or legend.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century


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