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 Broken on the Wheel.Brontes (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Broker.
 
Properly speaking, is one who sells refuse. In German, called mäklers, that is, “sellers of damaged stores.” (Teutonic, brak or wrak, refuse, allied with German brauchen.)   1
   Generally some special word is prefixed as bill-broker, cotton-broker, ship-broker, stock-broker, etc.   2
 


 Broken on the Wheel.Brontes (2 syl.). 

 
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