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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brown  \Brown\,  a.  [Compar.  {Browner};  superl.  {Brownest}.]  [OE. 
  brun,  broun,  AS  br?n;  akin  to  D.  bruin,  OHG.  br?n,  Icel. 
  br?nn,  Sw  brun,  Dan.  bruun,  G.  braun,  Lith.  brunas,  Skr. 
  babhru  [root]93,  253.  Cf  {Bruin},  {Beaver},  {Burnish}, 
  {Brunette}.] 
  Of  a  dark  color,  of  various  shades  between  black  and  red  or 
  yellow. 
 
  Cheeks  brown  as  the  oak  leaves.  --Longfellow. 
 
  {Brown  Bess},  the  old  regulation  flintlock  smoothbore  musket, 
  with  bronzed  barrel,  formerly  used  in  the  British  army. 
 
  {Brown  bread} 
  a  Dark  colored  bread;  esp.  a  kind  made  of  unbolted  wheat 
  flour,  sometimes  called  in  the  United  States  Graham 
  bread.  ``He  would  mouth  with  a  beggar  though  she  smelt 
  brown  bread  and  garlic.''  --Shak. 
  b  Dark  colored  bread  made  of  rye  meal  and  Indian  meal,  or 
  of  wheat  and  rye  or  Indian;  rye  and  Indian  bread.  [U.S.] 
 
 
  {Brown  coal},  wood  coal.  See  {Lignite}. 
 
  {Brown  hematite}  or  {Brown  iron  ore}  (Min.),  the  hydrous  iron 
  oxide,  limonite,  which  has  a  brown  streak.  See  {Limonite}. 
 
 
  {Brown  holland}.  See  under  {Holland}. 
 
  {Brown  paper},  dark  colored  paper,  esp.  coarse  wrapping 
  paper,  made  of  unbleached  materials. 
 
  {Brown  spar}  (Min.),  a  ferruginous  variety  of  dolomite,  in 
  part  identical  with  ankerite. 
 
  {Brown  stone}.  See  {Brownstone}. 
 
  {Brown  stout},  a  strong  kind  of  porter  or  malt  liquor. 
 
  {Brown  study},  a  state  of  mental  abstraction  or  serious 
  reverie.  --W.  Irving. 




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