from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A swampy or bushy place.
  • noun A pointed instrument, as a shoemakers' awl; a joiners' awl.
  • noun A small stick used in catching eels.
  • noun A jab with a sharp instrument.
  • noun A trick.
  • To prick with an awl or other sharp-pointed instrument; push or thrust, as an instrument: as, to brog leather.
  • To catch (eels) by means of small sticks called brogs.
  • noun A variant of brogue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Scot. & Prov. To prod with a pointed instrument, as a lance; also, to broggle.
  • noun A pointed instrument, as a joiner's awl, a brad awl, a needle, or a small sharp stick.


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  • When the boy first slogged in the bog

    He stirred all the frogs quite agog.

    ‘Twas a danger mistook:

    The boy sought the brook

    To hunt only eels with his brog.

    May 14, 2019