broach vs brooch

broach brooch


  • 1) A spit for roasting meat.
  • 2) A mason's narrow chisel.
  • 3) The hole made by such a tool.
  • 4) A tapered, serrated tool used to shape or enlarge a hole.
  • 5) A gimlet for tapping or broaching casks.
  • 6) A straight tool with file teeth, made of steel, to be pressed through irregular holes in metal that cannot be dressed by revolving tools; a drift.
  • 7) obsolete A spit.
  • 8) Prov. Eng. An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.
  • 9) A tool of steel, generally tapering, and of a polygonal form, with from four to eight cutting edges, for smoothing or enlarging holes in metal; sometimes made smooth or without edges, as for burnishing pivot holes in watches; a reamer. The broach for gun barrels is commonly square and without taper.
  • 10) A spike or standard for a candle.
  • 11) A taper; a torch.
  • 12) A pin or clasp to fasten a garment; specifically, an ornamental pin, clasp, or buckle, and especially a breast-pin, of gold, silver, or other metal, attached to the dress or depending from the neck: in this sense now usually spelled brooch (which see).
  • 13) That pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.
  • 14) A spindle; a spool.
  • 15) A fitting for an Argand gas-burner.
  • 16) A spit.
  • 17) An awl; a bodkin.
  • 18) That part of the stem of a key which projects beyond the bit or web, and enters a socket in the interior of the lock.
  • 19) A fish-hook.
  • 20) Any tapered boring-bit or drill.
  • 21) The stick from which candle-wicks are suspended for dipping.
  • 22) In quarrying, a tool used in a machine-drill to break down the walls between a row of boreholes in order to form a continuous channel. Also called broaching-bit.
  • 23) A spike; a skewer; a sharp stick; specifically, a rod of sallow, hazel, or other tough and pliant wood, sharpened at each end and bent in the middle, used by thatchers to pierce and fix their work.
  • 24) A short-stapled cotton grown in the Broach district of the Bombay Presidency, British India.
  • 25) In architecture, formerly, a spire of any kind; now, specifically, as used in some parts of England and by some writers on architecture, a spire which rises directly from the walls of its tower, without parapets and gutters.
  • 26) A straight steel tool with file-teeth for pressing through irregular holes in metal that cannot be dressed by revolving tools.
  • 27) A spear.
  • 28) A gimlet used in opening casks for sampling their contents.
  • 29) A narrow - pointed chisel used by masons for hewing stones.
  • 30) A start, like the end of a spit, on the head of a young stag.
  • 31) An occasional name for the hurdy-gurdy (which see).
  • 32) In masonry, to rough-hew.
  • 33) To open for the first time for the purpose of taking out something; more especially, to tap or pierce, as a cask in order to draw the liquor: as, to broach a hogshead.
  • 34) Toletout;shed.
  • 35) To state or give expression to for the first time; utter; give out; especially, begin conversation or discussion about; introduce by way of topic: as, to broach a theory or an opinion.
  • 36) To let out; shed.
  • 37) To spit; pierce as with a spit.
  • 38) Hence, figuratively To open, as the mouth for utterance.
  • 39) To give a start to; set going.
  • 40) To spur.
  • 41) To announce.
  • 42) To bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate.
  • 43) To draw off (a liquid) by piercing a hole in a cask or other container.
  • 44) To shape or enlarge (a hole) with a tapered, serrated tool.
  • 45) To veer or cause to veer broadside to the wind and waves.


  • 1) A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
  • 2) A piece of jewelry that is worn on a piece of clothing, attached with a pin that clasps shut.
  • 3) (Paint.) A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting, or an India painting.
  • 4) An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat.
  • 5) a decorative pin worn by women
  • 6) A monotint, or picture in one color, as a sepia sketch.
  • 7) An ornamental clasp consisting of a pin and a projecting or covering shield, used for fastening the dress, or merely for display.
  • 8) transitive To adorn as with a brooch.
  • 9) To adorn with or as with a brooch or brooches.
  • 10) rare To adorn as with a brooch.


  • 1) You could then broach the idea of opening a savings account for your niece.
  • 2) Is there a tactful way to broach the subject?
  • 3) How could we broach such a subject so early in their grief?
  • 4) But there can be a certain reluctance to broach the subject.
  • 5) How can we expect teachers to broach a subject that is more than likely very close to their hearts?
  • 6) It's best to set aside a special time to broach any difficult topics.
  • 7) Since you say she is already quite insecure, you need to broach this issue sensitively.
  • 8) You probably won't have to broach the subject because they will come to you.
  • 9) After years of marriage you're comfortable enough with each other to broach the subject.
  • 10) This is guaranteed to become one of the go-to books when nervy parents need to broach this subject.
  • 11) I also asked if he could broach the idea of the company experimenting with a new model.
  • 12) I was told before the interview not to broach the subject.
  • 13) I broach the subject of fancy dress to my proud husband.
  • 14) How can I broach the topic without hurting his feelings?
  • 15) I didn't broach the issue again.
  • 16) I don't know how to broach the subject with her.
  • 17) How can I broach the subject with him?
  • 18) Keen only pauses for a single paragraph to broach the enormous issue of whether the internet and e-mail are actually changing the way our brains work.
  • 19) If you feel they aren't then it's up to you to broach the issue.
  • 20) BROOCH, or broach (from the Fr. _broche_, originally an awl or bodkin; a spit is sometimes called a broach, and hence the phrase "to broach a barrel"; see BROKER), a term now used to denote a clasp or fastener for the dress, provided with a pin, having a hinge or spring at one end, and a catch or loop at the other.
  • 21) There are so many more things to consider in adult life that you just can’t broach from the viewpoint of a teenager or younger.
  • 22) Vintners tap a cask by broaching it, or enlarging a hole with a boring-bit also called a broach.
  • 23) This is called the broach; and it is the only form thus far spoken of wherein the tapering surfaces rise directly from the tower-cornice, without mutilating the tower or violating the pure outlines of the spire.
  • 24) A broach is a rod used for roasting meat or a sharp-pointed tool used for making a hole.
  • 25) Continent under many modifications, one English kind whereof is usually called a "broach," of which you have a beautiful specimen in the new church at Hoole.
  • 26) The more interesting aspect is the use of the term "broach" which in sailing terms refers to the threatened tipping over of a sailboat.
  • 27) ‘Colonel Everson broached the difficult subject with the wizard.’
  • 28) ‘But, perhaps with a few revisions, Pacamambo could become one of those unflinching stories that teachers and parents can rely on to broach difficult subjects.’
  • 29) ‘It was difficult to broach the subject of empowerment or rehabilitation.’
  • 30) ‘The new facility simulates a clinical environment, and is equipped with CCTV to enable tutors and peers to watch trainees and old-hands alike broaching difficult topics with patient actors.’
  • 31) ‘Led by Sweden, these states began to broach the question of membership of the EC.’
  • 32) ‘Before about 1830, temperance sermons, tracts and addresses routinely broached female intemperance.’
  • 33) ‘The angst of the past 18 months was finally over, but there was still one small matter to broach - breaking it all to hubby who, at this point, knew nothing about the project.’
  • 34) ‘The New Zealand Merino Company represents 70 per cent of fine wool growers, and last month broached the idea of selling its wool in Melbourne.’
  • 35) ‘These issues are not being broached in open political appeals to the American people, who have never been consulted in any serious way and are largely unaware of the active consideration of a second or expanded war.’
  • 36) ‘Tolkachev appeared highly interested in this subject, once it had been broached.’
  • 37) ‘Here in the United States, for many months it was considered anti-social if not unpatriotic to even broach one's disagreement with the administration during these troubled times.’
  • 38) ‘I had first met Marcel Ospel two months earlier, when he broached the idea of closer cooperation between UBS and PaineWebber.’
  • 39) ‘But some of the medical issues broached here suggest that the paintings had consequences for their maker's health, too.’
  • 40) ‘‘I still don't understand it,’ Andy finally broached.’
  • 41) ‘I happen to agree with Rumsfeld, but I'm disappointed in the howitzer's defenders, and I'm disturbed because so few analysts have broached what this fight is really all about.’
  • 42) ‘First, government is constantly making adjustments that harm some people but benefit society at large, yet no claim to compensation is recognized or even broached.’
  • 43) ‘When an effort to update the system was first broached, business groups supported it - until, they say, local governments used it as a pretext to raise levies.’
  • 44) ‘Third, Lincoln had never given up the idea, which he had first broached in 1855, of voluntary and compensated emancipation.’
  • 45) ‘‘I would like to talk to you again sometimes,’ she broached hesitantly.’
  • 46) ‘And it isn't because the contracts were too sensitive to broach in public: selected portions were used even where the documents were redacted or remained under seal.’
  • 47) ‘No barrel was broached at this year's Oktoberfest, since host Ina couldn't find the hammer.’
  • 48) ‘Only St-Joseph and that paler shadow Crozes-Hermitage can sensibly be broached within their first five years.’
  • 49) ‘Pattaya Mail's Peter Malhotra broached the ceremonial keg while muttering the immortal words ‘Ozapft is’ (the keg is tapped).’
  • 50) ‘Some reports claim that the hatches to the cargo were broken open and the casks of alcohol broached.’
  • 51) ‘I hope they broach their bottles, because the whisky, with its honey and praline richness, deserves it.’
  • 52) ‘Hesitated before the bathroom mirror and then, feeling slightly ridiculous, broached a bottle of cologne-for-men which Susan had given for the previous Christmas.’
  • 53) ‘With the directors of the hospital surrounding him, plus the mayor of Pattaya, Pairat Suthithamrongsawat, the ceremonial bottle of bubbly was broached on the dais and the award acknowledged in fine style.’
  • 54) ‘Prospects perked up when I broached the first of my rapidly warming cans and heard loud singing from what looked like a pub but which turned out to be Sunday service at the Salvation Army.’
  • 55) ‘A dozen of us watch five sperm whales broach, and then hyperventilate like marathoners on the starting line, filling every air-bearing cell with oxygen.’
  • 56) ‘He's seen whales broach within yards of his kayak.’
  • 57) ‘Outsiders think we locals are jaded by the natural wonder of this place but the truth is, when a whale broaches, we glare like tourists.’
  • 58) ‘As one big sea washed us too far around back into the wind, with that weight of sail above, we broached.’
  • 59) ‘After dark, however, the wind rose, and I spent a hairy night giving all my attention to the helm to keep the boat from broaching and turning dangerously crosswise to the rising seas.’
  • 60) ‘Yes, but I don't want us to broach to and go over if the wind shifts.’
  • 61) ‘About 7 o'clock heavy seas swept over her and she broached, then sank by the stern.’
  • 62) ‘The boat commenced surfing down the face of each new wave, at high speed, and I had to steer the boat aggressively to prevent a broach.’
  • 63) ‘If this can be offset by rudder action the boat will remain on course, otherwise sail adjustment is necessary to prevent a broach.’
  • 64) ‘The rudder sits in the outflow of the keel and is called upon to provide lift at very small angles of attack and not stall when required to prevent a broach.’


  • 1) The current trend for a prim, buttoned-up collar lends itself perfectly to brooch wearing.
  • 2) Yet these were the years that most intrigued me; as I continued my research, I found out she may have had a broken romance with Prince Leopold of England but ended up marrying another man (while wearing a diamond brooch from the Prince on her wedding dress); as a mother, she suffered heartbreak during
  • 3) Vintage Gold Toned Leaf Pin/brooch Sarah Coventry butterfly pin brooch gold silver enamel cloisonne 1. 2″
  • 4) VINTAGE AVON BRUSHED GOLD APPLE PIN/brooch butterfly pin brooch gold silver enamel cloisonne 2″
  • 5) Sunburst pin brooch Pink and White with goldtone metal
  • 6) For the brooch is an engagement present from Tsar Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, to then Princess Alix of Hesse who was to become his wife in 1894.
  • 7) That there would be a time, lurking in the foggy years to come, when the brooch was the lone key to her survival.
  • 8) The 4cm-long brooch, which is about three quarters intact, was found alongside a broken silver coin.
  • 9) ‘A fabulous collection of ladies costume jewellery by Pave includes brooches, earrings, necklaces and gorgeous gift sets starting at very affordable prices.’
  • 10) ‘There are always gold earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and rings for some special holiday flash.’
  • 11) ‘More within the reach of the novice collector are the myriad of smaller novelty pieces, from the cameo brooch to the charm bracelet.’
  • 12) ‘There is also plenty of additional space available for bracelets, earrings, brooches and rings.’
  • 13) ‘Learn to make all types of jewellery - bracelets, pendants, brooches and rings, easily and affordably.’
  • 14) ‘Goldsmiths and silversmiths make earrings, brooches, and bracelets, which are especially noted for their filigree work.’
  • 15) ‘Also choose from a range of bracelets, chains and brooches which are uniquely different and often more appealing than current trends.’
  • 16) ‘The resulting bracelets and brooches were realised in gold and enamel, encrusted with a dazzling array of precious gemstones.’
  • 17) ‘Military cloaks were fastened with brooches, so the Roman army had an important influence on brooch design.’
  • 18) ‘A red sash curved from her left shoulder down to her right hip, and a golden brooch fastened the garb at her right shoulder.’
  • 19) ‘I saw silver rings and a gold brooch, jewelled knives and other finely worked objects.’
  • 20) ‘Usually, a woman also accessorizes with a bracelet, ring and necklace to go along with a brooch.’
  • 21) ‘They made off with a silver charm bracelet, two passports, a gold brooch and a silver chain.’
  • 22) ‘Therefore, Crown jewels might include everything from the regalia to swords, tiaras, rings and brooches.’
  • 23) ‘Look out too for the ultimate accessory: silk flowers on brooches and chokers.’
  • 24) ‘Find any photo of me on a significant occasion and you'll see me wearing a brooch, a ring or a necklace that comes from that earlier time.’
  • 25) ‘They dug up thousands of plates, brooches, hairpins and pendants, carefully placed for the afterlife with the bodies of wealthy rulers entombed in royal burial chambers.’
  • 26) ‘She saw a selection of silver brooches at a jewelry store.’
  • 27) ‘The silver animal pendants, brooches and ear studs are appended to a miniature carrier bag on which a little poem is written.’
  • 28) ‘Last he took out a golden brooch with a few precious stones in it.’
  • 29) she wore a brooch on her vest

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