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abroach


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abroach  \A*broach"\,  v.  t.  [OE.  abrochen  OF  abrochier  See 
  {Broach}.] 
  To  set  abroach;  to  let  out  as  liquor;  to  broach;  to  tap. 
  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abroach  \A*broach"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  broach.] 
  1.  Broached;  in  a  condition  for  letting  out  or  yielding 
  liquor,  as  a  cask  which  is  tapped. 
 
  Hogsheads  of  ale  were  set  abroach.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Hence:  In  a  state  to  be  diffused  or  propagated;  afoot; 
  astir.  ``Mischiefs  that  I  set  abroach.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abroach 
  adj  :  of  a  cask  or  barrel;  "the  cask  was  set  abroach"  [syn:  {broached}] 




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