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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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"Brockit adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Dec 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/brockit>

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