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1. Elizabeth Barrett. 1806--61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
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(plant pathology)
Any plant disorder or disease marked by brown discoloration of a part. Also known as stem break.
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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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In addition, you will heed at least one copy of any of the several editions of Department of the Army Field Manual, FM 23-15, entitled, "BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE CAL .30, M1918A2." In my opinion, the best and most desirable edition is Korean War era version of July 1951.
At the turn of the century, Colt worked with pioneering firearm designer John Browning to develop the gas-operated, air-cooled machine gun, the Browning automatic rifle (BAR) and the Colt .45 semiautomatic pistol.
Enfield, and M1 Garand rifles, M1918A2 Browning automatic rifles, M1917A1 (water-cooled) heavy machineguns, and M1 91 9A4/A6 (air-cooled) light machineguns, while the shorter and less potent .30 Carbine round was required for M1, M1A1, M2, and M3 carbines.
Who can deny the joy of possessing a classic 1911 Colt .45, or a wartime relic like a Schmeisser submachine gun or Browning automatic rifle.
Browning Automatic Rifle During World War 1, and about the same time that Thompson was working on his submachine gun, John Browning was busy designing an automatic rifle that chambered in .30-06 Springfield designed with the intent for clearing out German trenches.
Better known as the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), it was a gas-operated, selective-fire weapon that used a 20-round detachable magazine and was light enough to be used by one man.
Among the firearms surrendered were a caliber-50 sniper rifle, three caliber-30 Browning automatic rifles, seven M14 rifles, 15 M16 rifles, and four M653 Carbines.
In your editor's reply concerning the Browning Automatic Rifle, it appears you believe the BAR was a machine gun.
machine guns, four 81-millimeter mortar shells, two 60-mm mortar shells, four Browning automatic rifles, nine M-1 Garand rifles, two 81-mm mortar launchers, dozens of rocket-propelled grenades, bullets and other war materiel.
Onboard were three Browning Automatic Rifles (BAR's), two sawedoff shotguns, more than 10 handguns, not counting the ones on the duo, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Last year after my article titled "Guns Of The Pacific", a reader wrote in saying I had short-changed the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle).
He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action by placing himself voluntarily in advance of his company and his pinned down platoon, while disregarding continuous and murderous enemy artillery, mortar, small arms fire, and wiping out 8 enemy machine gun nests with his Browning Automatic Rifle over 2 days of battle, May 11-12, 1944, until he was gravely wounded on Hill 316 near Ventosa, Italy.