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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Brown as forest flood.
  Browne as the fylberte droppyng from the shelle.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Browne as the nappy ale at Hock tyde game.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Broun as is a berye.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
As is the ribbed sea-sand.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Brown as a pineapple.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  Brown as the hearth of a kitchen fire.
            —John Gay
  Brown as a bun.
            —Thomas Hood
  Locks … as brown as mavis in May.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Brown as nut.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Brown as vesper gloamings.
            —Walter Malone
  Brown as buckeyes.
            —Edwin D. Schoonmaker
  Brown in hue as hazel nuts.
            —William Shakespeare
  As twilight brown.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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