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 for Brooking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brook \Brook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brooked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Brooking.] [OE. broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, digest, AS.
     br?can; akin to D. gebruiken to use, OHG. pr?hhan, G.
     brauchen, gebrauchen, Icel. br?ka, Goth. br?kjan, and L.
     frui, to enjoy. Cf. Fruit, Broker.]
     1. To use; to enjoy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young
        men can not brook restraint. --Spenser.
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              Shall we, who could not brook one lord,
              Crouch to the wicked ten?             --Macaulay.
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     3. To deserve; to earn. [Obs.] --Sir J. Hawkins.
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