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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of imbrown.


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  • A true-bred Frenchman dips his fingers, imbrowned with snuff, into his plate filled with ragout: between every three mouthfuls, he produces his snuff-box, and takes a fresh pinch, with the most graceful gesticulations; then he displays his handkerchief, which may be termed the flag of abomination, and, in the use of both, scatters his favours among those who have the happiness to sit near him.

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • Joseph had been travelling through Spain, and was so imbrowned by the sun, that he might have passed for an

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • At length, every corner filled with _specimens_, every face deeply imbrowned by sun and wind, and the Baron with only the ghost of a pair of shoes to his feet, our travellers set their faces homeward, -- Caleb resolving to renew his acquaintance with the birds at some future period, his imagination having been quite inflamed by the accounts of plover and grouse to be found here in their season.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859 Various

  • His stalwart sons, with sport imbrowned, proud of their sire, call our attention to the sparkle in the old man's eye.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861 Various

  • I could see also that he had excessive bile, -- not only ascertainable by looking at his imbrowned eye, but deducible from a change in his temper that was by no means an improvement.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860 Various

  • His tawny hair had been darkened by exposure to hot suns, and his handsome face was deeply imbrowned from the influences of weather in all seasons.

    French and English A Story of the Struggle in America Evelyn Everett-Green 1894

  • He went to Europe young, and ripened his genius under other suns than those that imbrowned the hills of his native Hudson.

    A Study Of Hawthorne Lathrop, George P 1876

  • He went to Europe young, and ripened his genius under other suns than those that imbrowned the hills of his native

    A Study of Hawthorne George Parsons Lathrop 1874

  • He was near upon "half-seas over" most of the time, and rendered himself peculiarly obnoxious to every body by insulting the sun-imbrowned but honest yeomanry who occupied the same car as ourselves -- sneering at the customs of the country in a tone of supercilious hauteur altogether insufferable, and for which he deserved to be ejected from the train.

    Social relations in our Southern States, 1860

  • She grieved not that his face was imbrowned, or his hands hardened by labour: toil is man's natural inheritance, and he is bid to rejoice in his "labour, for it is the gift of God;" but she rejoiced in the maturing of his heart, and saw that the good seed she was sowing was taking root.

    Watch—Work—Wait Or, The Orphan's Victory 1838


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