from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A panic-grass, Panicum fuscum, having the panicle brown.
- n. The redtop, Agrostis alba.
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And right next to it, under the shade of the polka-dot umbrella, is a small brown-top only two centimeters out of the ground, and a bigger one next to that, and another—like a row of nested matryoshka dolls lined up on the downward curve of the slope.
Top quality beef cooked over charcoal, a good brown-top bun, a slice of onion and some pickle slices.
A short black-looking fellow in brown-top boots, corduroy breeches, jockey coat and jockey cap sat on the box, holding the reins in one hand and a long whip in the other.