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  • adjective of brown tinged with grey


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  • They have a pale greyish-brown stripe along the top of their head, expanding into a flame with a dark central area over their abdomen.

    Country diary: Orwell, Cambridgeshire 2011

  • The velvety bark sac spider Clubiona corticalis is perhaps the smartest; dark greyish-brown, with a tan flare over the top of the abdomen that highlights a central, backward-pointing, dark streak.

    Country diary: Northamptonshire 2011

  • Left to cook hamburgers one night when my parents were at bridge club, she put the greyish-brown lump of dead cow flesh down in front of me and proceeded to tell me about tapeworms.

    Can Bone-Munching Zombie Worms Help Fight Childhood Obesity? Con Chapman 2011

  • Their thick winter coats are heavy with water, making dark and drear their dry shades of greyish-brown hair.

    xxxxxx 2011

  • The local rabbits, btw, are all greyish-brown and about half the size of your black monsters, and far too shy to eat from anyone's hand; 'though only when they notice that they ought to be.

    Lynne's Soap Wonderland, Bunnies and Postcards Elizabeth McClung 2009

  • The thick coat is greyish-brown in colour; males may have a more yellow tinge and they have particularly large testicles, which may be related to sperm competition.

    "John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum." Ann Althouse 2009

  • A solitary tree covers the expanse of a wide open sky, with an old well for company that welcomes the rains, as greyish-brown fields fade toward the silvery clouds.

    Scenery Chirayu 2005

  • Gerhardt looked up, his greyish-brown eyes a study under their heavy sandy lashes.

    Jennie Gerhardt 2004

  • It was the boat with greyish-brown sails, which she saw now flatten itself upon the water and shoot off across the bay.

    To the Lighthouse 2002

  • She lifted to him those greyish-brown eyes that seemed full of soft light.

    Put On By Cunning Rendell, Ruth, 1930- 1981


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