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broch

(brɒk; brɒx)
n
(Fortifications) (in Scotland) a circular dry-stone tower large enough to serve as a fortified home; they date from the Iron Age and are found esp in the north and the islands
[C17: from Old Norse borg; related to Old English burh settlement, burgh]

broch

A circular, drystone Iron Age tower containing living quarters, common in the north of Scotland and thought to have been used as a fortified home.
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Fairhurst, Excavations at Crosskirk Broch, Caithness: 133-47.
Raging Turriff boss Mark Simpson branded his side's display pathetic after they were crushed by injury-hit Broch.
The Broch striker was almost hooked at half-time before sending Fraserburgh through to a third-round round clash with Montrose.
They can't win the league now, but I know the Broch lads and they will want to cause us problems.
New fieldwork at the broch of Dun Vulan, on South Uist in the Western Isles, prompt reappraisal of the geographical and social context of the brochs, by developing untrapped sources of social evidence.
The remains of one broch stand on a promontory at Invernaver, overlooking the mouth of the river.
Cowie, who was man of the match as Broch beat Formartine 3-2 on Saturday, was due to head back to Australia in the next few weeks.
FRASERBURGH stalwart Kevin Norris clocked up his 300th game for the Broch in the 4-2 victory over Inverurie Locos last week - but then wrecked a proud record by missing training for the first time in his nine-year career.
Kris Hunter watched his Broch battlers end Brora's unbeaten record – then insisted the defeat would propel the opposition to a first league crown.
Nairn went ahead when Broch skipper Russell McBride fouled Mackay just inside the edge of the box.
Keith clash with the Broch at their Kynoch Park ground with a place in the national draw and a cash jackpot at stake after throwing away a two-goal lead last week.
Broch clearly weren't fazed by the occasion and almost got off to the perfect start.