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  • Genuinely downtrodden people have neither the time nor the inclination to piss about waving dumb signs and sporting manky mouse-coloured dreadlocks, as they're generally too busy working a double shift down the supermarket...

    Miss Behaving

  • Holmes came to the doorway in his mouse-coloured robe.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • That of Rob Roy was deduced from Ciar Mhor, the great mouse-coloured man, who is accused by tradition of having slain the young students at the battle of Glenfruin.

    Rob Roy

  • She was an intelligent little three-year-old, three-quarter-bred, with a fine mouse-coloured coat over which someone seemed to have thrown a bottle of ink and then imperfectly removed the splashes.

    Flowering Wilderness

  • Beside her Milly was mouse-coloured and nondescript.

    The Years

  • The huge, mouse-coloured Brahmini bull of the ward was shouldering his way through the many-coloured crowd, a stolen plantain hanging out of his mouth.

    Kim

  • Sulivan thinks that the herds do not mingle; and it is a singular fact, that the mouse-coloured cattle, though living on the high land, calve about a month earlier in the season than the other coloured beasts on the lower land.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Auda wore the splendours he had bought at Wejh: a mouse-coloured greatcoat of broadcloth with velvet collar, and yellow elastic-sided boots: these below his streaming hair and ruined face of a tired tragedian!

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • And she majestically walked to and fro along their disconsolate and impatient line, like a little Bonaparte in a mouse-coloured silk gown.

    Villette

  • She was there, though, sitting lost in an arm-chair, a tiny woman like a doll, with mouse-coloured hair and grey eyes.

    Five Go To Smugglers Top

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