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- adj. Alternative spelling of grayish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. somewhat gray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
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Now, for Chapalaberta meat aficionados from the Frozen Tundra who think a good steak should bark at them when placed on the grill, I must point out that Bubba stated the beef should be "greyish" not "green" which is not good.
When cooking purple vegetables like say, red cabbage, it is traditional to add an acidic ingredient like vinegar (sweet and sour cabbage, anyone?) in order to keep the cabbage reddish purple, rather than have it turn a kind of greyish blue, which is not an appetizing color.
The lights grew larger; presently a black mass, surmounted by a kind of greyish cloud, loomed through the pitch of the night; and next it was evident that the beacon was hanging over the side of a ship, illuminating its jagged leaping water line.
How are you determining they are "greyish"? ie. what software and decoder for playback?
There were a few tiny greyish plants on a gently convex plateau of jagged loose rocks.
Nestled inside was a hoop of dull yellow metal, barely a couple of inches in diameter but intricately wrought in tiny swirls, curls, and sinuous protrusions, and studded with what looked like four greyish pearls.
A well marbled and well aged beefsteak should be more of a greyish purple color.
There are midday shadows, hiding and seeking, long and greyish to offset the bright reds and violets and oranges which reflect the sun's mercurial dispositions, its flare of temper when one gets too close.
These contrasted with the areas of deep yellow broom blossoms and the shiny greyish green leaves of the marram grass.
A few hundred metres away, on the sheltered side, the waves run softly up the beach of greyish sand.