“brawly,” was the reply; and without further civilities, 89 the pair proceeded to get the cattle under way.
Theres no a single mans trade that yere no brawly fitted for.
Gourlay began to curse at the size of Gibson's bill, but Cunning Johnny kenned the way to get round him brawly.
Just got the turn, as I was thinking to send to your honour, and I am brawly now again—it was nae great thing that ailed me.
Ye needna pretend ye are sleepin', John, for brawly do I ken that ye hear every word.
Eh, but ye're brawly dressed, my young man,' with a disproving look; 'I'm hopin' they duds are paid for.'
Very true, billies, and my blood was e'en boiling at it; but the sight o' Grace Armstrong has settled it brawly.
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.
mid-15c., from brawl (v.).
A noisy, riotous party
[1920s+; fr brawl, ''a noisy fight,'' of obscure origin; perhaps related to Dutch brallen, ''brag,'' and Low German brallen, ''shout, roar''; perhaps fr French branle, ''an energetic circle dance'']