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GUEST,Q How many is (are) brose? (11) RE: How many is (are) brose? 10 Aug 03

Brose is the "modern" Scottish form of the old French broez, later browes, browis. Commonly treated as plural, like porridge, broth, etc.
In print by 1657, Whigs Supplic., "A bag which kept his meal for brose." Additional quotations in the OED.
Then there is athole brose- a mixture of whiskey and honey, mentioned by Sir Walter Scott and others.

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