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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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In 1938, the pivot in the top cover was replaced with an improved version that would become standard on all of the M1919 series Browning machine guns.
Group dispersion of this size is superior to that of the M1917A1 water-cooled Browning machine gun mounted on its tripod.
The Spitfires and Hurricanes which won the Battle of Britain were fitted with Browning machine guns made at the BSA.
Devices include a bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, replica Browning machine guns hidden behind the front sidelights, a radar tracking device - decades before GPS technology - an ejector seat and an oil slick sprayer and nail spreader.
Browning Machine Guns, a so-called "Baby" (short-barreled) water-cooled version made by Colt's and an M2 HB (Heavy Barrel) air-cooled gun made by Savage during World War II.
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.