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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BROOST, n. “Perhaps, a spring or violent exertion forward” (Sc. 1825 Jam.2).Sc. 1819 Auld Gray Mare in Hogg (ed.) Jacobite Relics I. 71:
The yaud she made a broost, Wi' ten yauds' strength and mair.

[Cf. O.Sc. brust, broust, to burst, emit violently, and brous, brus, a violent rush or impact, variants of O.Sc. brusche (D.O.S.T.); cf. also Norw. brusta, to push forward (Torp).]

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