Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
About this entry:
First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.
†BREEGHLE, Brechle, v. [briçl, brɛxl]
1. “A term expressive of the waddling and bustling motion of a person of small stature; as, He's breeghlin awa'” (Fif. 1825 Jam.2).
2. “Applied also to the mode in which a person of this description does any kind of work; to fiddle, to make little progress notwithstanding much bustling” (Ib.).
Hence breeghlin, brechlin, vbl.n., “motion conveying the idea of considerable exertion, but little progress” (Ib.).[Cf. Broofle, Brughle.]
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Breeghle v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Nov 2023 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/breeghle>