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  • adjective of white tinged with grey


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  • Now, that James Buchanan, he looks wonderfully presidential with his noble head of grey-white hair.

    Our Obsession With 'Looking Presidential'

  • A pall of grey-white smoke rose over the plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power, and it was reported that four workers had been injured.

    Japan nuclear fears as systems fail at second reactor

  • Next, a stout, grey-white stone; it's the colour (and shape) of old-fashioned underwear.

    In search of the real Philip Larkin

  • The sky is a deep grey-white, with the faintest hint of that shade of purple that I still know of as "periwinkle," because that's what it was called in my box of 100 Crayolas, when I was a kid.

    The Entry That Almost Wasn't

  • Now, as I watched this grey-white blob of mucous advance across my herb pot, I suddenly had to find out if that was really true.

    Slugs and Snails

  • It was well lit by enormous picture windows, a smoggy grey-white day illumining an abundance of infra-office ferns and broad-leafed bushes, a reception desk, and a wide polished red granite tile floor, leading up to a bay of automatic glass doors I figured was the exit and entrance.

    Excerpt from De Imitatio Calembouri

  • On that Tuesday, on the grey-white underpainting, I lightly drew in pencil the head of a still-young woman, with a face already strongly defined by character, a face of good bone structure, of intelligence, of purpose.

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

  • The grey-white streets -- such as the famed "Rue Norvins" (1909) -- have a rainy melancholy even when there is no rain.

    Karin Badt: Now in Paris: Valadon and Utrillo

  • Denny licked his lips and tried to remember what alcohol tasted like as an icy gust of wind caught the steam of his breath: rising and dissipating, and then fading into the grey-white sky.

    Scattering like light

  • Morbidly obese, with flecks of black in her matted grey-white hair, and dressed in unwashed sweats; a filth like that of a cockroach nest.

    The Garbage House


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