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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BROWSTER, BROUSTER, n. A brewer (Bnff.2, Abd.19 1936). [′brʌustər, ′brustər (less common)]Sc. 1862 A. Hislop Proverbs 58:
“Every man to his ain trade,” quo' the browster to the bishop.
ne.Sc. 1714 J. Craig in R. Smith Poems and Elegies (1869) 13:
Thou calls us Fishers, and Deer killers, browsters, Husbandmen, and Millers, it is far better so to do, than beg from door to door like you.
Per. 1739 A. Nicol in Scots Mag. (Oct. 1934) 74:
Our brousters made good nappie ale.

[See etym. note to Browst,n.]

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