brownness

Definitions

  • Pedestrian. I hear Brown has taken to cycling
    Pedestrian. I hear Brown has taken to cycling
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brownness an orange of low brightness and saturation
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bill Brown as a Farmer Bill Brown as a Farmer
BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf coast of U. S. and southward. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf...
MR. BROWN AND CHARLEY MR. BROWN AND CHARLEY
bowl and brown sugar, etc bowl and brown sugar, etc
Brown cloth cover with gold blind-stamped title Brown cloth cover with gold blind-stamped title
Ornately engraved flowers, with an inset portrait of Mrs Browning Ornately engraved flowers, with an inset portrait of Mrs Browning
BROWN THRUSH BROWN THRUSH
brown thrasher brown thrasher

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is "Sweet Georgia Brown."
    • n Brownness The quality or state of being brown. "Now like I brown (O lovely brown thy hair);
      Only in brownness beauty dwelleth there."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Brown eggs come from hens with red feathers and red ear lobes; white eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes.
    • n brownness The quality of being brown.
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight.”
  • William Congreve
    William%20Congreve
    “Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris%20Murdoch
    “Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.”
  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.”

Idioms

Brown as a berry - Someone who is very sun tanned is brown as a berry.
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Brown nose - When someone tries to make themselves popular with somebody, usually in a position of authority, especially by flattering them, they are brown nosing.
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Browned off - To be tired of or fed up with
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Brown, Uncle Tad, Captain Ross and Bunker Blue unloaded the things, and Mr. Brown hired a man to cart them to the bungalow.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
It seemed to come from the roof of the Brown house.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
It's about Miss Estelle Brown, the young lady who made that daring ride in front of the masked battery the other day.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
For all I know to the contrary both my father and Pawnee Brown are lying dead below.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
M. Brown, Kentucky; Miss M. Brown, Kentucky.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
What right had Miss Brown to trick a fellow that way?
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Brown, and my mother's name was Hattie Brown.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Brown, I was not sorry to hear, was to be designated as Brown iii.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
And that led him to think of Farmer Brown's henhouse.
"The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk" by Thornton W. Burgess
Various other browns may be obtained by combining the various direct browns together or with other direct dyes.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
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In poetry:

'The sunshine falls on one brown head.
You, too, O cold of clay,
Eater of stones, may haply hear
The trumpets of that day
"The Praise Of Dust" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Under the bare brown rafters,
In his garret bed he lay,
And dreamed of the bright hereafters.
And the merry morns of May.
"The News-Boy's Dream of the New Year" by Kate Seymour Maclean
I saw a boat sweep round the rock,
Rowed with a steady grace;
I saw the fisher's manly form,
His brown and handsome face.
"The Knight Of Normandy" by Marietta Holley
But when he call'd on Sally Brown,
To see how she went on,
He found she'd got another Ben,
Whose Christian-name was John.
"Faithless Sally Brown" by Thomas Hood
And not for me the wondrous streets of gold
Or crystal sea--
I only know the brown earth, worn and old,
Where sinners be.
"Heaven" by Virna Sheard
Del Cascar, Del Cascar,
Stood upon a flaming star,
Stood, and let his feet hang down
Till in China the toes turned brown.
"Del Cascar" by William Stanley Braithwaite

In news:

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs after a catch against Cleveland Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown (24).
This undated publicity photo provided by Little, Brown shows the cover of the book, "The Black Box" (Little, Brown), by Michael Connelly.
In the Greg "Splashin'" McShea household, we love all those Charlie Brown holiday TV shows, and 'tis the season for "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving".
In federal court this morning, Che Brown pleaded guilty to a felony bank fraud charge, but afterward prosecutors acknowledged the plea would bring a two-year-long investigation of brother Kwame R Brown 's 2008 DC Council campaign to a close.
Lee Brown , of Brown 's Tree Farm in Springettsbury Township, looks for Christmas trees to cut down on Thursday.
Michael Brown bales two Christmas trees that Brown 's Tree Farm will donate to the Community Progress Council.
Federal prosecutors began investigating the Brown brothers as part of a probe into Kwame Brown 's 2008 reelection campaign for an at-large council seat, a bid in which Che Brown was involved.
Federal authorities began investigating the Browns after local officials found irregularities in Kwame Brown 's campaign finance reports.
Jerry Brown 's cancer is localized and will be treated with "a short course of conventional radiotherapy," says his doctor, who describes Brown 's prognosis as "excellent".
But prospective gubernatorial candidates will be watching Brown 's medical condition closely, predicted O'Connor, who served in one of Brown 's previous administrations.
Browne , 48, replaces Stephen Brown , who will retire in March after more than 35 years with the system.
World Series and Browns talk On today's episode of PD Sports Insider, The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff and cleveland.com's Glenn Moore talked about the World Series with Paul Hoynes and Browns-Chargers with Tom Reed.
Husband and wife team Eric Brown and Renee Cottrell-Brown seek to make history and profits.
However, Brown is tweeting away with Rihanna, as the two have released remixed versions out of her song 'Birthday Cake' and Brown's new single 'Turn Up the Music.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden looks to pass as Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is blocked by Browns center Alex Mack during the first quarter of a preseason game in Detroit, Friday, Aug 10, 2012.
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In science:

A matrix model for such elements is provided by random matrices RU where U is random unitary and R is positive-definite, and Brown’s measure is in a way a regularized version of the eigenvalue distribution.
On absolute moments of characteristic polynomials of a certain class of complex random matrices
Biane, Ph., Lehner, F.: Computation of some examples of Brown’s spectral measure in free probability.
On absolute moments of characteristic polynomials of a certain class of complex random matrices
Haagerup, U., Larsen, F.: Brown’s spectral distribution measure for R-diagonal elements in finite von Neumann algebras. J.
On absolute moments of characteristic polynomials of a certain class of complex random matrices
Lin, Exponential rank of C ∗ -algebras with real rank zero and the Brown-Pedersen conjectures. J.
The Rohlin property for automorphisms on simple C*-algebras
Nate Brown proved the following AF-embedding theorem: A ⋊α Z can be embedded into an AF-algebra if and only if A ⋊α Z is quasidiagonal.
Embedding Crossed Products into a Unital Simple AF-algebra
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