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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brok, Brock, n.1 Also: broke. [ME. brokke, brok, OE. broc, Gael. broc.] A badger. a1500 Henr. Fab. 898.
The uelterand brok
Id. Orph. 160.
My bed salbe with beuer, broke, and baire
1506 Treas. Acc. III. 198.
To Fynlaw Makneill that brocht toddis and brokkis to the King
1540 Lynd. Sat. 624.
I lay braikand like ane brok
Ib. 2489.
Thir stewats stinks as thay war broks
a1605 Montg. Flyt. 793.
Blind brock, loose dock, bord block, banishd townes!
1591-2 Rob Stene 13.
The wolf persauit the flok And tawld the fowmart, fox and brok
1596 Dalr. I. 21/27.
The … martrix, the brok & the wilkatt
1698 Foulis Acc. Bk. 240.
To Jonie Frizill for stoping the holls of the fox and brocks

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