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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BRAST, v., pa.t. Burst. Also common in Eng. dialects.Sc. 1904 Lass of Roch Royal in Ballads (ed. Child) No. 76 D. xxxii.:
Then wi a sigh his heart it brast, An his soul to heaven has flown.
Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 206–207:
Out at the Dortour-door, fu' fast, Hurry-scurry, they birr'd and brast, Wi' blastin' and wi' puffin'.

[O.Sc. brast, pa.t. of brist. to burst (D.O.S.T.).]

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