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BRAKWAST, BRAKWIST, BREKWUS, BRAKFAST, n. Sc. forms of Eng. breakfast. Cai.7 1935 gives the form breakwast, and the form brequist is given for Uls. in W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn. (1880). [′brɑkfəst Sc.; ′brɑkwəst Crm., Abd.; ′brekwʌs(t) Cai.; ′brɛkwɪst Uls.] Sh.(D) 1898  “Junda” Echoes from Klingrahool 24:
An whan du's gotten dy brakwast Du'll geng a vaige ta da stack.
Sh. 1933  J. Nicolson Hentilagets 19:
Sed I, “my jewel, a pancake we mann hae Ta taste wir mooth at brakwist time da moarn.”
Cai.(D) 1909  D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 5:
Noo brekwus time comes.
Bnff. 1924  M. Symon in Scots Mag. (June) 186:
Nae Sabbath bells, nae porridge brakfasts!
Abd. 1875  G. Macdonald Malcolm I. xvii.:
But I wad hae him no trouble the likes o' me 'at fesses the fish to yer lordship's brakwast.

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