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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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BRANDEY, n. The skip or director of a rink of players at curling. The word seems peculiar to Ags.Ags. 1772 J. Kerr Hist. Curling (1890) 122:
Eight names follow, and as a ninth there comes that of Isack Low, “the brandey or oversman.”

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