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Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)

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abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)

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a university in Rhode Island

fry in a pan until it changes color

of a color similar to that of wood or earth

(of skin) deeply suntanned

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shouted he again and again; then composing himself, "Well, go on, Goodman Brown, go on; but, prithee, don't kill me with laughing.
Well, then, to end the matter at once," said Goodman Brown, considerably nettled, "there is my wife, Faith.
Nay, if that be the case," answered the other, "e'en go thy ways, Goodman Brown.
John Brown found himself ill at ease in his wire-cushioned arm-chair, by the glowing grate of anthracite which heated his handsome parlor.
Brown been accustomed to hear the echoes of his own fancy in the wind.
Brown contrived to burrow a passage through the snow-drift, and, with his bare head bent against the storm, floundered onward to Peter's door.
Father Brown took the paper without a word, and obediently went to look for the coat; it was not the first menial work he had done in his life.
Then he looked back at Brown again, and then he looked very carefully at the window beyond Brown's head, still coloured with the after-glow of the storm.
I do want to threaten you," said Father Brown, in a voice like a rolling drum, "I want to threaten you with the worm that dieth not, and the fire that is not quenched.
It was he who suggested the petition, which is not likely to do much good, as the thing cannot be done in any such fashion However, I have promised Brown to get as many signatures as I can; so you may as well sign it, Erskine.
This will make Brown happy for the rest of the month.
Most likely he talked Brown into signing it just as he talked us.
This is very serious," said Father Brown, gathering his errant hat and umbrella and standing up; "in point of fact I was just putting your case before this gentleman, and his view--"
By the way," said Father Brown, "might it not be as well to untie Mr Todhunter?
Father Brown, I seriously ask you to compose your flock, for their sakes, not for mine.