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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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In January 1930, Robert Musil received a copy of the expose for Hermann Brochs Schlafwandler trilogy (Musil, Briefe 458-59).
Paul Michael Lutzeler, Hermann Brochs Kos-mopolitismus: Europa, Menschenrechte, Universitat (Vienna: Picus, 2002) 42).
Another idyllic farm setting, Balbinny in Angus offers grass-roofed brochs that nestle into the landscape and larger steadings with glass fronted heated balconies, described as 'true country living with all the trimmings of luxury'.
Theorie und Geschichte (2013) and Beobachtungen der Moderne in Hermann Brochs Die Schlafwandler und Robert Musils Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften.
Brochs are tall, circular towers unique to Scotland, generally surrounded by sizeable villages.
For thousands of years dry stone walls and structures have been put up: from the buildings of Newgrange in Ireland, the brochs of the Celts, as well as Egypt, Japan and South America to the turf walls of Iceland.
Kafka's impact on his immediate Nachwelt is discussed in a number of contributions, centring primarily on a German-speaking context: Hans-Gerd Koch's 'Brods erlesener Kafka'; Sascha Kiefer's '"Wit durfen lesen, staunen, danken": Tucholsky and Kafka'; Monika Ritzer's 'Mythos versus Person: Kafka im Blick Brochs and Canettis'; and Vivian Liska's 'Ein Meridian wider die Zeit: Von Celan zu Kafka'.
Most of the brochs on these islands are visible to each other, making them perfect communication towers as well as somewhere to live.
MOUSA, SHETLAND The mother of all Iron Age brochs - fortress towers - stands on an island off the east coast of the Shetland mainland' 2.
The Brochs of Gurness and Midhowe face each other across the fast-flowing and dangerous Eynhallow Sound.
He relates how as a boy he loved drawing industrial ruins, tower houses and brochs 'very badly'.