Brown bill
Brown bill Brown" bill` [Brown + bill cutting tool.] A bill or halberd of the 16th and 17th centuries. See 4th {Bill}. [1913 Webster]

Many time, but for a sallet, my brainpan had been cleft with a brown bill. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: The black, or as it is sometimes called, the brown bill, was a kind of halberd, the cutting part hooked like a woodman's bill, from the back of which projected a spike, and another from the head. --Grose. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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