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 Bor (in Norfolk)Bor’ak 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Borach’io.
 
A drunkard. From the Spanish borach’oe or borrach’o, a bottle made of pig’s skin, with the hair inside, dressed with resin and pitch to keep the wine sweet. (Minskeu.)   1
   Borachio. A follower of Don John, in Much Ado About Nothing, who thus plays upon his own name:—   2
        “I will, like a true drunkard [borachio], utter all to thee.”—Act iii. 5.
 


 Bor (in Norfolk)Bor’ak 

 
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