Definitions

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  • adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth

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Examples

  • Dressed in some kind of woven, dark-brown single-piece garment, the intruder halted at the sight of Shar.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • A large, dark-brown shape moves low over the long grass, suspended in the air from its broad, sail-like wings.

    Country Diary: Waltham Brooks

  • Justin is roughly six feet tall, weighs somewhere around 185 pounds (often more, to his chagrin), has dark-brown hair and eyes, and suffers from near-sightedness, motion-sickness, and a tendency to get angry at airport personnel.

    [Guest Post] Part 1: A Manifesto of Imaginative Literature by Justin Allen

  • They're handsome little critters with dark-brown shells and a distinctive orange mark on either side of their head.

    Deep in a Dutchess Fen

  • Mr. Johnson, who spikes his dark-brown hair two inches high, is the poster child for how some performers can harness the viral power of the Web to build a career, bypassing traditional media.

    Who Is RayWJ? YouTube's Top Star

  • She gets multiple wearings out of her gowns, including a red Zac Posen one-shoulder gown and a silvery Marc Jacobs dress with a dark-brown sash.

    Who Buys These Clothes? They Do

  • He's having dark-brown suede shoes, with cap toes, made for each of his groomsmen by an Italian shoe factory, costing about $900 a pair.

    Groomsmen Gifts: What Gives?

  • It also is draining sales of Guinness—the country's famed dark-brown stout and de facto national drink.

    As Ireland Staggers, Guinness Reels

  • Peter Earl McCollough for The Wall Street Journal Historically at Peet's, the coffee beans have been hand-roasted until they take on a dark-brown color that gives it a trademark 'dark roast' taste.

    Getting the Roast Right

  • Historically at Peet's, the coffee beans have been hand-roasted until they take on a dark-brown color that gives it a trademark "dark roast" taste.

    Peet's New Roast Set to Cause a Stir

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