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Nútbrown. adj. [nut and brown.] Brown like a nut kept long.

Young and old come forth to play,
Till the live-long daylight fail,
Then to the spicy nutbrown ale.
Milton's Poems.

When this nutbrown sword was out,
With stomach huge he laid about.
Hudibras, p. i.

Two milk-white kids run frisking by her side,
For which the nutbrown lass, Erithacis,
Full often offer'd many a savoury kiss.

King Hardicnute, midst Danes and Saxons stout,
Carous'd in nutbrown ale, and din'd on grout.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Dryden, John (788) · King, William (13) · Milton, John (449)

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