as brown as a berry
From Chaucer. 'His palfrey was as broune as is a bery'."He was a lord full fat and in good point; His eyen stepe and rolling in his head That stemed as a fornice of a led; His botes souple, his hors in gret estat, Now certainly he was a sayre prelat. He was not pale as a forpined gost; A fat swan loved he best of any rost; His palfrey was as broune as is a bery."
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brown as a berry — Someone who is very sun tanned is brown as a berry … The small dictionary of idiomes
brown as a berry — To say that someone is as brown as a berry means that they are very tanned. Judy came back from her holiday as brown as a berry … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
brown as a berry — (as) brown as a berry (of a person) very suntanned … Useful english dictionary
(as) brown as a berry — very suntanned. → brown … English new terms dictionary
be as brown as a berry — British & Australian if someone is as brown as a berry their skin has become much darker because of the effects of the sun. She s as brown as a berry after a month in Greece … New idioms dictionary
Berry Pomeroy Castle — The gatehouse, curtain wall, and at the far right, in shadow, St. Margaret s Tower, with the Tudor mansion behind Berry Pomeroy Castle, a Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle, is near the village of Berry Pomeroy, in South Devon,… … Wikipedia
Brown — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Brown >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 brown brown &c. >Adj. =>(Pigments) bister ocher sepia Vandyke brown PARAG:Brown >V GRP: V 1 Sgm: V 1 render brown render brown &c. >Adj … English dictionary for students
brown — brown1 [ braun ] adjective *** 1. ) something that is brown is the same color as wood or coffee: He had lovely brown eyes. The days were getting shorter and the leaves began to turn brown. 2. ) with darker skin than usual, after being in the sun… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
brown — 1 /braUn/ adjective 1 having the colour of earth, wood, or coffee: I d like a pair of dark brown shoes please. | brown bread 2 having skin that has been turned brown by the sun: You re very brown have you been on vacation? | brown as a berry… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
brown — /braʊn / (say brown) noun 1. a dark shade with yellowish or reddish hue. 2. a brown snake. 3. Obsolete, Colloquial a copper coin, especially a penny. –adjective 4. of the colour brown. 5. having skin of that colour. 6. sunburned or tanned. –verb… … Australian English dictionary