from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The color of ashes; a clear, neutral gray.


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  • Roofs and façades look as if they had been long exposed to coal-smoke, although probably no one in Grande Anse ever saw coal; and the pavements of pebbles and cement are of a deep ash-color, full of micaceous scintillation, and so hard as to feel disagreeable even to feet protected by good thick shoes.

    Two Years in the French West Indies Lafcadio Hearn 1877

  • "In her youth Aunt Margaret was a decided beauty, with luxuriant hair of the real golden shade, neither flaxen, ash-color, nor red.

    The Story of a Summer Or, Journal Leaves from Chappaqua Cecilia Pauline Cleveland


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