Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BROCKIT, BROCKED, Brocket, Broked, Brokit, Brewket, adj. Coloured like a badger, i.e. with black and white stripes or spots. [′brɔkɪt, ′brokɪt, ′brukɪt]
1. Applied to animals, gen. to a cow. Gen.Sc.
Sc. 1904 Lads of Wamphray in Ballads (ed. Child) No. 184 vii.:
Twixt the Staywood Buss and Langside Hill, They stelld the broked cow and branded bull. ne.Sc. 1884 D. Grant Lays and Leg. of the North (1908) 13:
My sister lost the brocket lam' She got fae Tammie Durrit. Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 232:
It [serpent] had a bonnie speckl't, brokit skin, an' the man said it eatit only ance in the month. Lnk. c.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 162:
Ah! how we drank other's healths with the broe of the brewket ewes. Wgt. 1804 R. Couper Poems II. 65:
And twa three brockit fleas.
2. Applied to persons: streaked with dirt; filthy; disfigured, lit. or fig. Gen.Sc.
Ags. 1891 A. T. Matthews Poems and Songs 30:
Oh! gin oor fauts were a' revealed, There wad be mony a brockit chield. w.Sc. 1887 Jam.6:
Ay, badger he is! brockit, barken't, saur't an' a'. Tyr. 1928 “M. Mulcaghey” Ballymulcaghey (1929) ii.:
Long Tam was coortin' a daughter of brockit [pock-marked] James Wallace's of the Brae face.
3. Applied to oats: black and white growing promiscuously.
Bch. 1910 A. Murray Peterhead a Century Ago 50:
Oats were then mostly what was termed brocked oats or bearded oats or small corn with now and then a sprinkling of wild or native oats, and this [kind of] oats, having a long black aven, had to be separated before going to the mill. Abd. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 VI. 17:
Some brocked, but little, if any, small oats are now raised.
4. Applied to cloth: “having a confused medley of colours” (Arg.2 1936).
5. Comb.: brocket-ground, brockit grun, “a mixture of clay and boggy land” (Ant. 1898 E.D.D.); “moory ground” (Uls. 1924 A Screed frae Cookstown in North. Whig (Jan.), brockit grun).[See Brock, n.1 O.Sc. has brokit, brokkit, brocked, of mixed colour, esp. black and white, earliest date 1581; also brokit aits (1578) with meaning as in 3 (D.O.S.T.).]
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