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  • (noun): Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858).
    Synonyms: John Brown
    See also — Additional definitions below

Brown

Brown is a color term, denoting a range of composite colors produced by a mixture of orange, red, rose, or yellow with black or gray. The term is from Old English brún, in origin for any dusky or dark shade of color. The first recorded use of brown as a color name in English was in 1000. The Common Germanic adjective *brûnoz, *brûnâ meant both dark colors and a glistening or shining quality, whence burnish. The current meaning developed in Middle English from the 14th century.

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Quacking Frog - Physical Description
... Its colouring ranges from orange to brown to almost black on its back and may include brown marbling or brown stripes on either side of its back, which aid in camouflage ...
Origins Of The American Civil War - Emergence of Lincoln - John Brown and Harpers Ferry (1859)
... On October 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led an attempt to start an armed slave revolt by seizing the U.S ... Brown and twenty followers, both whites (including two of Brown's sons) and blacks (three free blacks, one freedman, and one fugitive slave), planned to seize the ... Ten of the raiders were killed, including both of Brown's sons Brown himself along with a half dozen of his followers were captured four of the raiders escaped ...
Joe Brown (singer)
... Joseph Roger "Joe" Brown, MBE (born 13 May 1941,) is an English entertainer ... Hit Singles Albums, as a "chirpy Cockney", Brown was one of the original artists managed by the early rock impresario Larry Parnes ...
Brown in Culture
... Animal Rights The Brown Dog affair was a political controversy about vivisection that raged in Edwardian England from 1903 until 1910 ... Business Pullman Brown is the color of the United Parcel Service (UPS) delivery company with their trademark brown trucks and uniforms it was earlier the color ... UPS has filed two trademarks on the color brown to prevent other shipping companies (and possibly other companies in general) from using the color if it creates "market confusion." In ...
American Basketball Association - Season Leaders - Assists Leaders
... Season Player Team(s) Games played Assists APG 1967–68 Brown, LarryLarry Brown* New Orleans Buccaneers 506. 6.5 1968–69 Brown, LarryLarry Brown* (2 ...

More definitions of "brown":

  • (noun): An orange of low brightness and saturation.
    Synonyms: brownness
  • (noun): Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858).
    Synonyms: Robert Brown
  • (verb): Fry in a pan until it changes color.
    Example: "Brown the meat in the pan"

Famous quotes containing the word brown:

    ... a friend told me that she had read of a woman who had knitted a wash rag for President Wilson. She was eighty years old and her friends thought it remarkable that she could knit a wash rag! I thought that if a woman of eighty could knit a wash rage for a Democratic President it behooved one of ninety-six to make something more than a wash rag for a Republican President.
    —Maria D. Brown (1827–1927)

    My ole man died—hunh—
    Cussin’ me;
    Ole lady rocks, bebby,
    Huh misery.
    —Sterling Allen Brown (b. 1901)

    I’m the only woman reporter they have, so I get all the meat boycott stories and all the meatless food stories.... Actually, I’ve only cooked three meals in my life. The most uncomfortable place for me in the whole world is in a kitchen.
    —Theresa Brown (b. 1957)