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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Broch, Brogh, n.2 [Variant of Brouch.]

1. A borough. 1549 Ann. Banff I. 24.
The comburges and inhabitantis of the said brocht
1572 Fam. Rose 261.
Alswyill to broch as land
c1590 J. Stewart 40/370.
Brochs, touns, and citeis var beseidged about
1593 Elgin Rec. II. 30.
Ane fast and preiching to be preceislie keipit … through owt the haill broghe and landwart
1641–2 Misc. Spald. C. V. 106.
To Eduard Rabine, … for printing of the thesseis of the college of the broch

2. A Pictish ‘broch’. 1662 Highland P. III. 10.
That they went to Birgadele broch, and in a window Margret … shot James Androws son

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