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brown cow

noun
1.
(South African) a drink made by mixing cola and milk
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  • Its source was "the first cow calfe that his brown cow should have."

  • Hath your brown cow cast her calf, or your sandy sow her pigs?Gammer.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  • From what Harriet said, the brown cow must have been gone since early morning.

  • Then, oh, how sorry I feel that I have to tell it—then, if that brown cow didn't start right in and eat up Alice's new bonnet!

  • Here the two navvies with whom he had made friends at the "brown cow" began to come.

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • The brown cow, with eager, outstretched neck, was licking her calf as it lay there on the improvised stretcher.

  • But the hinter at evil things, having shot his shafts, was turning on his heel, bound for the tap-room at the "brown cow."

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • There came a day whereon these men and Scholes no longer forgathered at the "brown cow."

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • I lingered a full minute, listening, looking; but my brown cow had not gone that way.

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