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brogue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brogue a thick and heavy shoe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brogue A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English. "Or take, Hibernis, thy still ranker brogue ."
    • Brogue A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brogue Formerly, in Ireland, a shoe made of rawhide, with the hair outward, reaching as far as the ankle and tied by thongs.
    • n brogue A similar foot-covering worn by the Scotch Highlanders, but commonly made of deer-hide, either freshly stripped off or half dried, and having holes to allow water to escape.
    • n brogue A smooth piece of wood worn on the foot in the operation of washing tin, when the ore is in fine particles.
    • n brogue A dialectal manner of pronunciation: especially used of the mode of pronouncing English peculiar to the Irish.
    • n brogue A variant of brog.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brogue brōg a stout coarse shoe: a dialect or manner of pronunciation, esp. the Irish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ir. & Gael. brog, shoe, hoof
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ir. and Gael. brog, a shoe.

Usage

In literature:

Gootes, noting my trepidation, put on the brogue of a burlesque Irishman.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
It was with a touch of the Irish brogue that a cheery voice answered.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
He had a marked brogue, and was slightly "elevated," by success and by liquor.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
There was just a touch of brogue in his voice.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Marjorie, posing as a wild Irish girl, put on a capital imitation of the brogue, and urged her own merits with zeal.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Talk of the Irish brogue!
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893" by Hall Caine
The other had a humorous face that betrayed Irish ancestry, which was emphasized by the merest touch of a brogue when he talked.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
Also there was a faint and fascinating suggestion of brogue in her accent.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
As he laced his Highland brogues he cried, 'Before I take these off I shall have fought with Mr.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
He spoke without a trace of brogue.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
One of his neighbours interrupted the ill-humoured train of thought by introducing himself in a pleasant, soft brogue.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
Then a third man had arrived and Dick thought this was Lance, because he wore nailed fishing brogues.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
I held out my hands empty: whereupon one asked, with a strong Highland brogue, if I surrendered.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Finally, Nell mustered courage and made a bold play for it, as ever true to her brogue.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
I thought I knew the brogue!
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
There's other old timers that has the brogue, but never a one could touch Larry.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
One of the new leaders has a brogue.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
I picked up both that and his brogues, wished him a good morning, and set off upon my way, leaving him barefoot and disarmed.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Without the rich brogue it was a new and wholly different Pat.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
When they were all gone Peter slipped back to my father, who was putting on his brogues in a corner.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

From gray Lewis over sea
Bore his sires their family tree,
On the rugged boughs of it
Grafting Irish mirth and wit,
And the brogue of Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Mudknock, Balmawhistle, all
Only knew the Yankee drawl,
Never brogue was heard till when,
Foremost of his countrymen,
Hither came Friend Morrison;
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Some dialects are objected to -
For one, the IRISH brogue is:
And then, for all you have to do,
One pound a week they offer you,
And find yourself in Bogies!
"Phantasmagoria Canto IV ( Hys Nouryture )" by Lewis Carroll
The tailer thus did close
(A pore old blackymore rogue),
When a dismal gent uprose,
And spoke with Hirish brogue:
"I'm Smith O'Brine, of Royal Line,
Descended from Rory Ogue.
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"Begorra, Pat," says Dolan, "may ould Nick
Fly off wid thim rapscallions, schaming rogues,
An' sind thim thrampin' purgatory's flure
Wid red hot guineas in their polished brogues!"
"A Hungry Day" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
There's a grey fog over Dublin of the curses,
And a grey fog dogs my footsteps as they go,
And it's long and sore to tread, the road to Connaught.
Is it fault of brogues or feet I fare so slow?
"The Connaughtman Returning" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson

In news:

From Oxford brogues to Derby loafers, English shoemakers still lead the way in bespoke footwear.
Also known as the "wingtip" dress shoe, brogues for women are cropping up in a variety of colors, styles and materials to suit lots of different ladies.
A public meeting that was to be held Wednesday regarding the Brogue Post Office has been rescheduled.
"Victims" of Big Show's KO Punch and Sheamus' Brogue Kick weigh in on both.
For centuries, Ireland mass-produced Roman Catholic priests, ordaining and exporting them at so steady a clip that the Mass in America seemed forever cast in a thick Irish brogue.
On St Patrick's Day, Neal delivers the forecast in an Irish brogue.
Find fall's best shoe trends, from high- heel loafers and chic brogues to sparkling evening heels.
Find fall's best shoe trends, from high-heel loafers and chic brogues to sparkling evening heels.
Trickers for Norse Suede Brogues.
Suede brogues ($451) by Trickers for Norse, norsestore.com.
Suede is no longer reserved for the winter - the likes of Paul Smith, Oliver Spencer and Gant Rugger have pushed for its return, whether in the form of classic brogues or casual boat shoes.
Christian offered his opinion of the Brogue Kick ban and a WrestleMania rematch was made for the SmackDown main event.
Walk in these because you don't have to break the bank for a great pair of brogues.
Benjamin Brogues ($170) by Topman, topman .com.
Chunky jewelry and spectator brogues anchor floaty organza and silk.
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