Brown Bess

A nickname of unknown origin for the British Armys Land Pattern Musket and its derivatives, standard issue weapon for British soldiers in the American Revolution.

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  • Brown Bess — Brown Brown (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brown Bess — British Land Pattern Musket a.k.a. Brown Bess A Short Land Pattern Musket Type Musket Place of origin …   Wikipedia

  • Brown Bess — British Land Pattern Musket a.k.a. Brown Bess Le fusil britannique Brown Bess Présentation Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brown-Bess — Schloss der Muskete Brown Bess – oben: gespannt – unten: nach dem Schuss Brown Bess ist die volkstümliche Bezeichnung des Steinschloss Infanterie Gewehrs (auch: Muskete), das dem britischen Militär von etwa 1722 bis zum Ende der napoleonischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brown bess — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˈbes noun Usage: usually capitalized 2d B Etymology: brown (I) + Bess (nickname of Elizabeth); from the color of the stock : the flintlock smoothbore musket with bronzed barrel that was formerly used in the British army …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bess — may refer to:People *Elizabeth I (1533 1603), also known as Good Queen Bess *Elizabeth Bess Truman (1885 1920), First Lady of the United States and wife of Harry S. Truman *Elizabeth Raleigh (1565 1647), aka Bess or Elizabeth Throgmorton, wife of …   Wikipedia

  • Brown — (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish}, {Brunette}.] Of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brown bread — Brown Brown (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brown coal — Brown Brown (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brown hematite — Brown Brown (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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