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Brogue

(1 syl.) properly means the Irish brog, or shoe of rough hide. The application of brog to the dialect or manner of speaking is similar to that of buskin to tragedy and sock to comedy.

“And put my clouted brogues from off my feet.”

Shakespeare: Cymbeline, iv. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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