He had eaten next to nothing during the meal, and had sat in a sort of brown-study from which Alice kindly forbore to arouse him.
"And more people to do it, too," muttered Tom Trefethen, as he sank into a brown-study.
By the help of brown-study from the interior of our brain, from revelation, or from experience?
After all, employment, next to a clear conscience, is the best antidote to a brown-study.
He warn't hearing a word Lem Beebe was saying; and when he got through he was still in that brown-study, just the same.
Arthur made no comment, but stood awhile by the window in a brown-study, twisting his lip, and frowning slightly.
Toby put another doughnut in the outstretched hand, and then sat silently, as if in a brown-study over some difficult problem.
Next came a long procession composed of high numbers, all of the "brown-study color."