Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
†BROKAGE, n. Used attrib. in comb. brokage lane, a street in Edinburgh where pawnbrokers, money-lenders, and disreputable characters lived.Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Sc. Poems (1925) 81:
Ye rich fock, look na wi' disdain Upo' this ancient brokage lane! For naked poets are supply'd With what you to their wants deny'd.
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