Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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†BRAINGEL, BRAENGEL, n. [′breŋəl (Cai.7)]
1. A dance.Abd. 1893 G. Macdonald Sc. Songs and Ballads 131:
Ay, yer sang's the sang o' an angel For a sinfu' thrapple no meet, Like the pipes til a heavenly braingel Whaur they dance their herts intil their feet.
2. “A confused crowd” (Sc. 1825 Jam.2). Cai.7 1935 gives this as obsol.Sc. 1819 J. Rennie St Patrick II. v.:
Will ye see how the're spankin' along the side o' that green upwith, an siccan a braengel o' them too?
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