from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A creek of southeast Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. It was the site of a major defeat of the Continental Army on September 11, 1777, thus allowing British troops to enter Philadelphia on September 27.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Brandy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Brandy.


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  • I might extend that argument and make the same point about the larger river of which the Brandywine is a tributary, the Christina River.

    Over the river and into the trees (or New Jersey)

  • Moneymaker was my favorite when I grew tomatoes, Brandywine is now my favorite.

    The tomato revisted

  • Then, when we formed the band that would become Foghat . . . we were going to be called Brandywine, which is a horrible name for a band. DON'T FORGET PERRING'S HATS.

  • Put the word Brandywine in one of your public schools, and you will see that the pupils laugh at the funny conjunction of the words "brandy" and

    Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O

  • I could make a technical case on my own behalf here: a tiny point of the Brandywine Creek, which is also called the Brandywine River, does separate the two states.

    Over the river and into the trees (or New Jersey)

  • We're looking for a business called Brandywine Antiques.

    The Quilter's Legacy

  • The other reason for the defeat on the Brandywine was an aspect of the poor reconnaissance and lack of knowledge of the ground.


  • After shopping the script to many studios, the scripters nearly made a deal with the legendary Roger Corman's production company, but a friend got them a better deal at the last minute with a production company called Brandywine, which was affiliated with 20th Century Fox; the company's founders were director Walter Hill, and producers David Giler and Gordon Carroll.

    Box Office Prophets

  • Lafayette returned to France in the American frigate "Brandywine," named in honor of the first battle in which Lafayette fought and was wounded half a century before.

    A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Volume Two (of Three)

  • He was discharged from active duty on the "Brandywine," U.S.N., eighty-three years ago.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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