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Entirely brown.


From Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, (the Monk's Tale), 1386-1400:

He was a lord full fat and in good point;

His eyen stepe and rolling in his head

That stemed as a fornice of a led;

His botes souple, his hors in gret estat,

Now certainly he was a sayre prelat.

He was not pale as a forpined gost;

A fat swan loved he best of any rost;

His palfrey was as broune as is a bery.

[Note: a palfrey is a horse]

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