(Brode"kin) n. [F. brodequin, OE. brossequin, fr. OD. broseken, brosekin, dim. of broos
buskin, prob. fr. LL. byrsa leather, Gr. by`rsa skin, hide. Cf. Buskin.] A buskin or half-boot. [Written
also brodequin.] [Obs.]
(Brog) n. [Gael. Cf. Brob.] A pointed instrument, as a joiner's awl, a brad awl, a needle, or a
small sharp stick.
(Brog), v. t. To prod with a pointed instrument, as a lance; also, to broggle. [Scot. & Prov.] Sir
(Bro"gan) n. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogue.
(Brog"gle) v. i. [Dim. of Prov. E. brog to broggle. Cf. Brog, n.] To sniggle, or fish with a
brog. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
(Brogue) n. [Ir. & Gael. brog shoe, hoof.]
1. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.
In the Highlands of Scotland, the ancient brogue was made of horsehide or deerskin, untanned or tenned
with the hair on, gathered round the ankle with a thong. The name was afterward given to any shoe
worn as a part of the Highland costume.
Clouted brogues, patched brogues; also, brogues studded with nails. See under Clout, v. t.
2. A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English.
Or take, Hibernis, thy still ranker brogue.
(Brogues) n. pl. [Cf. Breeches.] Breeches. [Obs.] Shenstone.
(Broid) v. t. To braid. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Broid"er) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Broidered ] [OE. broiden, brouden, F. broder, confused with E.
braid; F. broder is either the same word as border to border or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. W. brathu to
sting, stab, Ir. & Gael. brod goad, prickle, OE. brod a goad; and also Icel. broddr a spike, a sting, AS.
brord a point.] To embroider. [Archaic]
They shall make a broidered coat.
Ex. xxviii. 4.
(Broid"er*er) n. One who embroiders. [Archaic]
(Broid"er*y) n. Embroidery. [Archaic]
The golden broidery tender Milkah wove.
(Broil) n. [F. brouiller to disorder, from LL. brogilus, broilus, brolium, thicket, wood, park; of uncertain
origin; cf. W. brog a swelling out, OHG. proil marsh, G. brühl, MHG. brogen to rise. The meaning tumult,
confusion, comes apparently from tangled undergrowth, thicket, and this possibly from the meaning to
grow, rise, sprout.] A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between
individuals or in the state.
I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will which will cause innumerable
broils, place men in what situation you please.
Syn. Contention; fray; affray; tumult; altercation; dissension; discord; contest; conflict; brawl; uproar.