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brogan

[broh-guh n] /ˈbroʊ gən/
noun
1.
a heavy, sturdy shoe, especially an ankle-high work shoe.
Origin of brogan
< Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg shoe; see brogue2
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  • There was in the Assembly a man whom Mr. Roosevelt calls “brogan.”

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  • As "Private brogan" his name figures among the Vesta's passengers.

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  • "I'm very interested in that aspect, as you may know," brogan said.

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  • brogan turned the emotion away from himself with professional skill.

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  • brogan stood with his hand on the door with led to the corridor.

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  • Kessler and brogan had stopped eating and were watching her intently.

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  • Reluctantly the man whose house had been invaded stooped and unlaced his brogan.

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  • brogan raised his hand again in his imperious gesture then dropped it to the desk.

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  • A buzzer on Senator brogan's desk hummed two short discreet hums.

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  • Margaret smiled philosophically when Kessler told her he had to go back to see brogan.

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British Dictionary definitions for brogan

brogan

/ˈbrəʊɡən/
noun
1.
a heavy laced usually ankle-high work boot
Word Origin
C19: from Gaelic brōgan a little shoe, from brōg shoe; see brogue²
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