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BROGUE

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 628 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BROGUE. (I) A rough shoe of raw leather (from the Gael. brog, a shoe) worn in the wilder parts of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. (2) A dialectical accent or pronunciation (of uncertain origin), especially used of the Irish accent in speaking English.
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