• WordNet 3.6
    • adj broached of a cask or barrel "the cask was set abroach"
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  • Sir Walter Scott
    “'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.”


In literature:

After leaving Martinico, we found, on broaching our provisions, that they were of bad quality, of the worst possible description.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
The casks were broached, and the wine served out.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
He had already broached the subject more or less vaguely with Robert.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Accustomed to reading Langdon's mind, Crane surmised from the Trainer's manner that the latter had something that he had not yet broached.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
What say ye if we run back with a fair wind and broach that anker of Nants?
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
But who broached the absurd report?
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I was still aloft when the brig broached-to.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
Even this did not suggest to Biddy a visit to a "hasheesh den," for various other plans had been broached and discouraged by "Antoun.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
The hazards now to be avoided were those of the ship's broaching-to, and of being pooped.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
He was not timid, however, and resolved to broach the subject.
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger

In poetry:

Here we broached the Christmas barrel,
Pushed up the charred log-ends;
Here we sang the Christmas carol,
And called in friends.
"The House Of Hospitalities" by Thomas Hardy
Which freely from his broached breast
Gush'd out like pent-up fire.
His cures are best, his wages least,
Thy Husband takes no hire.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
"I've laid in food, Dear,
And broached the spiced and brewed, Dear;
And if our July hope should antedate,
Let the char-wench mount and gallop by the halterpath and wood, Dear,
And fetch assistance straight.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
When th'earth was dry, thou mad'st a sea of wet:
When that lay gather'd, thou didst broach the mountains:
When yet some places could no moisture get,
The windes grew gard'ners, and the clouds good fountains.
"Providence" by George Herbert
Then one of the crew, observing that the steamer had broached to,
Immediately went on deck to see what he could do,
And he tried hard to keep her head to the sea,
But the big waves dashed over her furiously.
"The Terrific Cyclone of 1893" by William Topaz McGonagall
Sir, if it be your wisdom's aim
To make me merrier than I am,
I'll be all night at your devotion ——
Come on, Friend; broach the pleasing notion;
But if you would depress my thought,
Your System is not worth a groat ——
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto III." by Matthew Prior

In news:

The idea of broaching the subject of a woman masturbating .
It will be controversial, but we're glad he has broached the subject.
Kara Walker's silhouettes don't just broach America's touchiest subject—they detonate it.
That was the subject broached by the friend of a friend on Facebook recently.
Polygon Solutions Inc designs, manufactures and distributes precision rotary (wobble) broaching tools and toolholders.
Tyshawn Taylor hardly hesitated when the topic was broached.
However, when she broached the subject of chemically straightening it, I consulted my hairstylist.
With its grainy beauty and casual broaching of the fourth wall, this chronicle of unrushed days and joyful characters is an unconventional nonfiction work.
He just didn't want to even broach the topic of which team he wanted to play in a bowl.
Eileen Cooper-Reed will broach the subject at March 12 school board meeting.
Cancer doctors say broach PSA test with some men.
Doctors may be reluctant to broach the subject of weight for a number of reasons.
How to broach the subject of HPV vaccinations with parents concerned about their daughters' sexuality.
The Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) is raffling off this Munchkin Playhouse, built by Home Team Builders, to raise funds for a new theater home at 520 S Elm St (the Broach Theatre).
But Ms Mentor confesses that she created this month's letter herself, so that she could pontificate about retirement -- because not one of her sage correspondents has ever broached that delicate subject.

In science:

After saying why, I will broach the more general (and I think, more important) issue of how plausible is an extreme pointil lisme like Lewis’ Humean supervenience.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The matches presented require one to adopt as flux quantum in the present circumstances a value of h/e rather than h/2e, as is highlighted in the text and as very recently broached in the theoretical literature by Vakaryuk .
Elucidation of the origins of HTSC transport behaviour and quantum oscillations
While we do not broach this question here, it is reasonable to expect that our results could provide a route forward by supplying a more concrete description of permutation that avoid these patterns.
Enumerating indices of Schubert varieties defined by inclusions
We acknowledge many informative discussions with James Broach, Bradley Cairns, Marc Gartenberg, Vincenzo Pirrotta and John Widom.
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation
What does it mean to say that the total-LFE is ‘fundamental’? Belot never broaches this difficult issue, and there is good reason to demand an analysis.
Frisch, Muller and Belot on an Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics