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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abroach.
 
To set mischief abroach is to set it afoot. The figure is from a cask of liquor, which is broached that the liquor may be drawn from it. (Fr., brocher, to prick, abrocher.)   1
 


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