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Sam Browne

type of belt with shoulder strap, 1915, from Sir Samuel James Browne (1824-1901), British general who invented it.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • They had grey uniforms and grey caps on and sam browne belts.

    Letters from France Isaac Alexander Mack
  • Also, under the buckle of the sam browne belt was a sinking, all-gone sensation excessively unpleasant to feel.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • He tucked his thumbs into the girth harnessings of his sam browne and spraddled his legs wide apart.

    The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
  • Spare kit including sam browne belts was packed and consigned to the Depot.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  • They had been vaguely aware of a tired-looking figure in a sam browne as they left the canteen.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • I recognised, by the look of his sam browne belt, that he was an old boy, that he had been there before.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • Officers, some only recognizable by the sam browne belt, others spruce and point-device, passed by.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • No, he's for war only, and there's only one question in war: Do you or do you not need a sam browne belt in the trenches?

  • "That's a nice sam browne of yours," he observed, noticing the gloss on our adjutant's belt.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • Round the corner, however, stood a new officer who looked smart and fresh, with brightly polished buttons and sam browne belt.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

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