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  • adjective comparative form of brown: more brown


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  • Tolkien's guidance on the subject of hobbit skin tone is unclear, though according to The Complete Guide to Middle-earth he did specify that Harfoots, the most common type of hobbit, were "browner" than other groups.

    Extra claims she was rejected for Hobbit role for looking 'too brown'

  • Interesting you mention language and accents, for isn't the current anxiety about the Latino population completely based on the perception of the "browner" immigrants infiltrating?

    "All That Yellow Wasted"

  • Older wines tend to be subtle, often with "browner" and earthier tastes that some people associate with wines that are over the hill.

    Something Completely Different

  • Folks of, shall we say, "browner" persuasions will increase Australia's Albedo by a far crack. - Comments

  • Folks of, shall we say, "browner" persuasions will increase Australia's Albedo by a far crack. - Comments

  • this newspaper's scholarly report, which stated that, inasmuch as Tolkien hinted at hobbit skin tone, Harfoots were "browner" than Fallohides.

    The Guardian World News

  • If your skin is browner than his though, he won't even give you the time of day.

    GOP's Sen. Bennett: No rush on deciding what's next politically

  • I think we can (and should) discuss the problems with Nestle, and how what they do specifically harms poorer and browner people the world over, and how those of us with more privilege and more options can wield the power that grants us to try to get them to change — but that comment went well beyond that.

    whose standards? « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • To weakly justify their hatred of people browner and poorer than themselves is another reason.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Not only did it polarize the legislature, but it also gave right-wing Republicans artificially high representation -- at a time when the state was getting younger, browner and more progressive every year.

    Paul Hogarth: When Democratic Party Bosses Cling to Power


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