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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BRUCHLE, v. and n. Gen. with up. Not known to our correspondents. [brʌxl]

1. v. To muffle up a person in an untidy fashion.Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 17:
The mannie's a' bruchlt up aboot the neck.

2. n. A wrapping-up of someone in a slovenly fashion.Ib.:
The've an aul' bruchle-up o' that bairn o' thirs ilky time it they gang oot wee't.

[Cf. Bruff'd, thickly clothed.]

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