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Also introduced the brogue and the shamrock into the Emerald Isle.

Patrick Fitzmaurice, brogue and all, was an Irish gentleman without a flaw.

Her brogue was apt to broaden when pleasure pulled down her dignity.

And now there was only a trace of the brogue in Spud's voice.

She spoke with a brogue, and they did not notice the peculiar expression.

"My thong's loose," said he, stooping to fumble with a brogue that needed no such attention.

Ireland thought thee her child, for who spoke her brogue better than thyself?

Gootes, noting my trepidation, put on the brogue of a burlesque Irishman.

Also there was a faint and fascinating suggestion of brogue in her accent.

(for when excited O'Grady would relapse into the brogue); "but are ye much hurt?"

WORD ORIGIN

type of Celtic accent, 1705, perhaps from the meaning "rough, stout shoe" worn by rural Irish and Scottish highlanders (1580s), via Gaelic or Irish, from Old Irish broce "shoe," thus originally meaning something like "speech of those who call a shoe a brogue." Or perhaps it is from Old Irish barrog "a hold" (on the tongue).

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