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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brouch(t, Brough(e, n. Also: brouche, browch; browycht, brought, browght; browgh. [Variant of Broch n.2 and Bruch.] A borough.(a) 1513 Doug. viii. vi. 2 (Sm.).
The first foundar Of Romis brouch
1554 Holyrood Chart. 293.
Our said browch of the Cannogait
1596 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 904.
The conventioun … to be at brouche of Perthe
1600-1610 Melvill 8.
The haill eldars … to brouche and land
1608 Fam. Seton 909.
My residence in this poure brouche
(b) 1515 Reg. Dunferm. 400.
The said broucht of Kirkaldy
1534 Liber Coll. Glasg. 261.
As vse of brought is
1554–5 Treas. Acc. X. 271.
Missivis to evir ilk lord, barroun, and brouchtis
1564 Prot. Bk. D.
Within the browycht and town of Dunde
1554-72 Gray 23. 1558-66 Knox I. 99.
The Commissionaris of browght
(c) 1600-1610 Melvill 305.
The … baileys of euerie broughe
c 1620 Sutherland Corr. 361.
Erect it [Dornoch] in a brough royall
1641 Acts V. 553/1.
The brough of Peibles
1664 Lamont Diary 173.
The severall browghs and sea towns
1675 Inverness Presb. 64.
He is not either in the brough or landward of Invernes
1686 Hawick Arch. Soc. (1868) 34/2.
The two present baylyeas of the s[ai]d toune and brough

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