from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stained brown, as if scorched with urine: said of clothes.


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  • He had on his torn cassock and his greatcoat; but, as the remainder of his cassock hung down below his greatcoat, so did a small stripe of white, or rather whitish, linen appear below that; to which we may add the several colours which appeared on his face, where a long piss-burnt beard served to retain the liquor of the stone-pot, and that of a blacker hue which distilled from the mop.

    Joseph Andrews, Volume 2


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