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brolly

Postby David McWethy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:19 am

This (plural: brollies) was used by a "cousin 'cross the pond"; contextually, I take it to mean some kind of fold-up awning or shelter. I'd like to know how good a guesser I am and, of course, from whence it came to be in the English language.
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Re: brolly

Postby Slava » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:02 pm

A brolly is a parasol for wet precipitation.
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Re: brolly

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:41 pm

i.e. Umbrella or bumbershoot...
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Re: brolly

Postby Dr. Goodword » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:58 pm

What sort of precipitation can you imagine that is not wet?
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Re: brolly

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:26 pm

Sometimes movies and TV use corn flakes…
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Re: brolly

Postby Slava » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:37 am

Dust storms, volcanic ash, human pollution.
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