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1. Elizabeth Barrett. 1806--61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
2. her husband, Robert. 1812--89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868--69)


(plant pathology)
Any plant disorder or disease marked by brown discoloration of a part. Also known as stem break.

brown coat, floating coat

The coat of roughly finished plaster beneath the finish coat; in three-coat work, the second coat of plaster, applied over a scratch coat and covered by the finish coat; in two-coat work, the base-coat plaster applied over lath or masonry; may contain a greater proportion of aggregate than the scratch coat.
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Eventually, the United States gave 20,000 ,30-'06 M1919A4 Browning Machine Guns (BMG) to the Israel Defense Force (IDF).
The Browning machine guns fire from the closed bolt position (except for the 7.
Except for sales during World War I, the gas-operated Browning machine gun was overpowered by the universally adopted, recoil-operated Maxim machine gun.
The Model 1917A1 water-cooled Browning machine gun remained in service through World War II and the Korean War.
This is the fourth and final volume of Dolf Goldsmith's monumental series on the Browning machine gun.
50 Browning machine gun lie clearly in World War I.
The Spitfires and Hurricanes which won that vital battle were fitted with Browning machine guns from the BSA, with radiators and air coolers from the Serck; and with aero-carburettors from SU Carburettors - and if that factory had been destroyed, the air force would have suffered a mortal blow.
50-caliber Browning machine guns were used by the US Army to train recruits quickly and inexpensively.