from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Browne, Charles Farrar Pen name Artemus Ward (wôrd) 1834-1867. American humorist who used backwoods characters and local dialect to comment on current events in his fictional tales of an itinerant showman.
- Browne, Sir Thomas 1605-1682. English physician and writer known for the richness of his prose in works such as Religio Medici (1642), an attempt to reconcile Christian faith with scientific knowledge.
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- proper n. A surname, a spelling variant of Brown.
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- n. United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
- n. English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
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DES BROWNE: A former defense secretary and Labor Party politician from Scotland, Browne was replaced as defense secretary by John Hutton last year.
Longy Zwillman and his old boss, Joseph Reinfeld, operated a distribution business under the name Browne Vintners.
Too late now for Professor Pippard to appreciate the long-term consequences, this anecdote prompts a still-smarting passage in Browne's memoir: There was an unspoken but firm prejudice in the Cambridge environment that business was a waste of potential for high-fliers.
That may seem strange because its editorial page editor, Arthur Browne, is the consummate newsman.
Browne is likely to propose generous help for poor students, but academics fear that a rise in fees could turn poorer teenagers away from degrees in the arts and humanities in favour of career-oriented courses.
Browne is up for a committee vote, not confirmation by the full Senate.
I will get this as an audiobook as Jill Conner Browne is a superb narrator of her own work.
Charles Browne is currently a PCGS grader, and he served as a grading expert for several coin firms during the course of his career, which has lasted more than thirty years.
Other songs have been on his commercials and Jackson Browne is bringing legal action against the McCain campaign for using one of his songs in an Obama attack add without his knowledge or approval.
The suit says Browne is a lifelong liberal who is as well-known for his music as for being “an advocate for social and environmental justice.”
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