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BROWN, adjective Dusky; of a dark or dusky color, inclining to redness; but the shades are various, as Spanish brown London brown clove brown tawny brown brown results from a mixture of red, black and yellow.

BROWN, verb transitive To make brown or dusky.

A trembling twilight o'er the welkin moves,

BROWNs the dim void, and darkens deep the groves.

BROWN'-BILL, noun [brown and bill.] A weapon formerly used by the English foot soldiers. The origin of the name is not stated; but from it brown musket is said to have derived its appellation.