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brown

1. any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620--585 nanometres
2. brown cloth or clothing
3. any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc., such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
4. of the colour brown

Brown

1. Sir Arthur Whitten . 1886--1948, British aviator who with J W Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
2. Ford Madox. 1821--93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
3. George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914--85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960--70); foreign secretary 1966--68
4. George Mackay. 1921--96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
5. (James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997
6. Herbert Charles. born 1912, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
7. James. born 1933, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
8. John. 1800--59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
9. Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716--83, British landscape gardener
10. Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
11. Robert. 1773--1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids

brown

symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]

Brown

(dreams)
Brown is not the most cheerful color in the spectrum. It is a very serious color that is associated with the earth, dirt, or soil. Autumn is generally brown and it represents a season of dormancy and conservatism. The brown in your dream may be symbolic of physical reality and earthiness. It may represent things in their “barest” form, and its interpretation may encourage you to add some light and depth into your daily life.
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The 27-year-old 'Jester from Leicester' looked like forcing a deciding frame until he missed a brown off the spot with a 41-point advantage.
The Senegalese striker wrote Brown off as a "nobody" and insisted the Hoops midfielder had sparked the war of words by making insults about his family.
never get the brown off a work shirt someone wore before them, someone
McDonald controversially sent Hoops skipper Scott Brown off after he clashed with Kyle Lafferty at Ibrox.
Surrey made a decent enough start with Scott Newman and Ali Brown putting on 52 in only seven overs for the opening wicket, but they did not score quickly enough once Brown had been caught in the deep by his namesake, Michael Brown off Mascarenhas.
Severe hoof problems kept Big Brown off the track for the entire month of January while he was training in Florida.
Several diseases could be causing the leaves to brown off. There is a verticillium wilt, and a bacterial disease known as olive knot that could be suspects, as well as a few others.
IT'S easy to write Brown off as the cheeky chap who fronted his Bruvvers with cheesy chart pop in the 60s - but that's to do him an injustice.