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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Brown
 
  Brown as forest flood.
            —Cuchulain
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  Browne as the fylberte droppyng from the shelle.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  2
  Browne as the nappy ale at Hock tyde game.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  3
  Broun as is a berye.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  4
            Brown,
As is the ribbed sea-sand.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  Brown as a pineapple.
            —Alphonse Daudet
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  Brown as the hearth of a kitchen fire.
            —John Gay
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  Brown as a bun.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Locks … as brown as mavis in May.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
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  Brown as nut.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  10
  Brown as vesper gloamings.
            —Walter Malone
  11
  Brown as buckeyes.
            —Edwin D. Schoonmaker
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  Brown in hue as hazel nuts.
            —William Shakespeare
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  As twilight brown.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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