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  • adjective having a dark color


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  • The suspect, whose image on CCTV has been released, is a black man with a big build, who is seen wearing a white T-shirt with writing on the front and a dark-coloured jumper over his shoulders.

    London riots: police closer to identifying 'community hero' 2011

  • Because of the belief no bright clothing should be worn, the men were given dark-coloured jumpsuits to wear rather than standard issue orange overalls.

    Amish jailed by Kentucky judge over warning triangle fine non-payment 2011

  • The beckoning got stronger as I entered a large ballroom, where women in long, elegant dresses were dancing with men in dark-coloured suits.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red nathreee 2010

  • It is thought they may have escaped in a dark-coloured car.

    Prisoner escapes at gunpoint 2012

  • The front of the wind on the water was a solid, sharply defined strip of dark-coloured, wind-vexed water.


  • There was a large, black wooden closet with dead golden handles shaped like skulls, a bookcase, also made of dark-coloured wood, probably ebony, and a dark cabinet with three drawers.

    old story nathreee 2010

  • He was wearing sunglasses and had a dark-coloured scarf wrapped round his head.

    Portobello Ruth Rendell 2010

  • I fetched a dark-coloured jacket and said, 'If anyone comes looking for the horse, say I had authority to take him, and I took him, and you don't know where he is.'

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff Josh Spilker 2010

  • He bore no weapon here, but the belt he wore showed the fine leather harness for sword and dagger, and his coat, dark-coloured and workmanlike, was none the less of fine cloth and well cut.

    A River So Long 2010

  • It is believed he could be wearing a grey or light blue hooded top, red/orange T-shirt, dark-coloured jeans and white trainers.

    Hunt for Raoul Moat: the day's events 2010


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