4. The general air of the countenance.
To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow.
He told them with a masterly brow.
5. The edge or projecting upper part of a steep place; as, the brow of a precipice; the brow of a hill.
To bend the brow, To knit the brows, to frown; to scowl.
(Brow), v. t. To bound to limit; to be at, or form, the edge of. [R.]
Tending my flocks hard by i' the hilly crofts
That brow this bottom glade.
(Brow"beat`) v. t. [imp. Browbeat; p. p. Browbeaten ; p. pr. & vb. n. Browbeating.] To
depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to
abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or looks; to bully; as, to browbeat witnesses.
My grandfather was not a man to be browbeaten.
(Brow"beat`ing), n. The act of bearing down, abashing, or disconcerting, with stern looks,
supercilious manners, or confident assertions.
The imperious browbeatings and scorn of great men.
(Brow"bound`) a. Crowned; having the head encircled as with a diadem. Shak.
(Browd"yng) n. Embroidery. [Obs.]
Of goldsmithrye, of browdyng, and of steel.
(Browed) a. Having (such) a brow; - - used in composition; as, dark-browed, stern- browed.
(Brow"less) a. Without shame. L. Addison.
(Brown) a. [Compar. Browner ; superl. Brownest.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. brn; akin to D.
bruin, OHG. brn, Icel. brnn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. &radic93,
253. Cf. Bruin, Beaver, Burnish, Brunette.] Of a dark color, of various shades between black and
red or yellow.
Cheeks brown as the oak leaves. Brown Bess, the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the
British army. Brown bread (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes
called in the United States Graham bread. "He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown
bread and garlic." Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and
rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. [U.S.] Brown coal, wood coal. See Lignite. Brown hematite
or Brown iron ore (Min.), the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See Limonite.
Brown holland. See under Holland. Brown paper, dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping
paper, made of unbleached materials. Brown spar (Min.), a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part
identical with ankerite. Brown stone. See Brownstone. Brown stout, a strong kind of porter
or malt liquor. Brown study, a state of mental abstraction or serious reverie. W. Irving.
(Brown), n. A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or
of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue.
(Brown), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Browned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Browning.]
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