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Browning

[brou-ning]
noun
1.
Elizabeth Barrett [bar-it] , 1806–61, English poet.
2.
John Moses, 1885–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
3.
Robert, 1812–89, English poet (husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning).
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browning (ˈbraʊnɪŋ)
 
n
(Brit) a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc

Browning1 (ˈbraʊnɪŋ)
 
n
1.  Elizabeth Barrett. 1806--61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
2.  her husband, Robert. 1812--89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868--69)

Browning2 (ˈbraʊnɪŋ)
 
n
1.  Also called: Browning automatic rifle, BAR a portable gas-operated air-cooled automatic rifle using .30 calibre ammunition and capable of firing between 200 and 350 rounds per minute
2.  Also called: Browning machine gun a water-cooled automatic machine gun using .30 or .50 calibre ammunition and capable of firing over 500 rounds per minute
 
[C20: named after John M. Browning (1855--1926), American designer of firearms]

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Browning
one of a range of U.S.-made weapons, 1905, named for inventor, John M. Browning (1855-1926) of Utah.
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Brown (broun), Michael. Born 1941.

American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.

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