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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Especially in Scottish folklore, a benevolent elf supposedly haunting houses and doing housework secretly. The name is a diminutive of brown; a ‘wee brown man’ often appears in Scottish...

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brownie

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 38 words.

brownie point an imaginary award given to someone who does good deeds or tries to please. informal The Brownies are

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brownie

Edited by John Ayto.

in An A-Z of Food and Drink

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 48 words.

In America, brownies are small rich chewy squares of chocolate cake, containing nuts. The first mention of them in print

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brownie

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 68 words.

In America (originally, and now also in Britain), brownies are small, rich chewy squares of chocolate cake, typically containing

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Brownies

Mark H. Zanger.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1339 words.

Brownies are bar cookies, usually chocolate, baked in square or rectangular cake pans. Although in the early 2000s some

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brownies

in The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 301 words.

small squares of rich chocolate cake, originally contained no chocolate. Molasses-based recipes for individual cakes called brownies appeared in both

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<span class="smallCaps">Brownies</span>

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1341 words.

Brownies today are bar cookies, usually chocolate, baked in square or rectangular cake pans. Although in the early twenty-first century

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brownie

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Especially in Scottish folklore, a benevolent elf supposedly haunting houses and doing housework secretly. The name is a diminutive of brown; a ‘wee brown man’ often appears in Scottish...

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brownies <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 61 words.

amphetamine.

1969 R.R. Lingeman Drugs from A to Z (1970) 52: brownies (1) […] amphetamines;

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Kodak Brownie

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 250 words.

First introduced in 1900, the humble box Brownie can justifiably claim to be the camera of the 20th century.

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station brownie

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 35 words.

noun (also Australian) = brownie. 1975 harper Eight Daughters He was a good baker too and baked the

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