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brogue


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brogue  \Brogue\,  n.  [Ir.  &  Gael.  brog  shoe,  hoof.] 
  1.  A  stout,  coarse  shoe;  a  brogan. 
 
  Note:  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.  --Lloyd. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brogue 
  n  :  a  thick  and  heavy  shoe  [syn:  {brogan},  {clodhopper},  {work 
  shoe}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Brogue,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  17309 




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