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1. A reddish-brown sandstone used as a building material.
2. A brick or stone townhouse, especially one faced with reddish-brown sandstone.


1. (Geological Science) a reddish-brown iron-rich sandstone used for building
2. (Building) a house built of or faced with this stone



1. a reddish brown sandstone.
2. a building fronted with this stone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brownstone - a reddish brown sandstonebrownstone - a reddish brown sandstone; used in buildings
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
2.brownstone - a row house built of brownstone; reddish brown in color
row house, town house - a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls


[ˈbraʊnstəʊn] N (US) → (casa f construida con) piedra f caliza de color rojizo


[ˈbraʊnstəʊn] nbâtiment m de grès brunbrown sugar ncassonade f, sucre m brun
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The neighbourhood was thought remote, and the house was built in a ghastly greenish- yellow stone that the younger architects were beginning to employ as a protest against the brownstone of which the uniform hue coated New York like a cold chocolate sauce; but the plumbing was perfect.
It was in the killing department that the packers had been left most in the lurch, and precisely here that they could least afford it; the smoking and canning and salting of meat might wait, and all the by-products might be wasted--but fresh meats must be had, or the restaurants and hotels and brownstone houses would feel the pinch, and then "public opinion" would take a startling turn.
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2 million loan secured by a three-unit brownstone building at 18 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn.
When an adjacent brownstone became available, owners Jeff Solomon and Howard Kahn jumped at the chance to expand.
13 December 2013 -- New York-based fixed income investment firm Brownstone Investment Group said it has expanded its trading platform with the addition of emerging markets debt.
Auto Business News-April 9, 2012--Peugeot reveals details of RZ Brownstone Edition(C)1994-2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York tells of a notorious industrial slum of the 1940s and 1950s which by the 1980s had become a Mecca for hip bars, yoga studios, and expensive townhouses.
Salem Brownstone is the owner of the Sit & Spin Laundromat.
So in November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The Brownstone to her store for a meeting.
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