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  • adj. Of a dark brown color, like that of ripe nuts.


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  • Stay tuned for part 2 this week, in which we taste the new Leinenkugel offering fireside nutbrown and Jolly Pumpkin's Bam Noire.

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  • By ten o'clock he had reached a country of rolling beech-woods, and turning aside from the high road he wandered over the bare nutbrown soil that gave the glossy leaves high above a green unparagoned, a green so lambent that the glimpses of the sky beyond seemed opaque as turquoises amongst it.

    The Altar Steps

  • Gerty just took off her hat for a moment to settle her hair and a prettier, a daintier head of nutbrown tresses was never seen on a girl's shoulders -- a radiant little vision, in sooth, almost maddening in its sweetness.


  • The curtains all parted, and from the midst of each there stepped a little nutbrown maid, who seemed too lovely to be Indian.

    The Winds of the World

  • Brownie, -- that's all my own name for you, -- isn't it, you nutbrown maid!

    Patty and Azalea

  • She had a round, nutbrown, soft face, all fine wrinkles, large, bright red lips (she chewed betel assiduously), and screwed up, winking, benevolent eyes.

    Lord Jim

  • Yes; and how much more they took from nutbrown faces, from smiles beaming from ear to ear, from the boy so tall that he looked down upon his father, from the girl so womanly that you asked if her mother were not masquerading.

    The Brick Moon, and Other Stories

  • A snow-white moustache and imperial made his nutbrown complexion appear darker than it really was.

    A Set of Six

  • Releasing her hand, Mr. Wyvern performed a singular little ceremony: he laid his right palm very gently on her nutbrown hair, and his lips moved.


  • To "turne a crab" is to roast a wild apple in the fire in order to throw it hissing hot into a bowl of nutbrown ale, into which had been put a toast with some spice and sugar.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner


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