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  • adjective of grey tinged with blue


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  • Heading toward us, from the direction of the city, was a large cloud of dense bluish-grey mist.

    Archive 2009-03-01 Megan Arkenberg 2009

  • The background is black, the gridlines a faint bluish-grey, and it looks very like the planar view included on the QMX map.

    Firefly Ship Works Ltd. » Blog Archive » The Verse in Numbers 2009

  • Heading toward us, from the direction of the city, was a large cloud of dense bluish-grey mist.

    The Daughter of Pernius Megan Arkenberg 2009

  • “Hibernating,” Kacey exhaled a steady stream of bluish-grey smoke.

    Archive 2006-08-27 Miss Snark 2006

  • My brain dismissed it by telling me it was just a large piece of pickle, but on closer examination, I realized that one of my slices of bread was covered in bluish-grey mold!

    Mutant Mold Monster | A Slice of My Life 2006

  • At a certain season of the year — November and December in the neighbourhood of Dunk Island — myriads of fish, about the size of a sardine, appear in shoals, an acre or so in area, or encircle the islands with a living, bluish-grey frill yards broad.

    Tropic Days 2003

  • Until after the first year of their existence the young are brown-backed, and mottled white and bluish-grey of breast, and would hardly be recognised as members of the colony, but for the shrill notes and restless activity and those flaming eyes — living gems of wondrous radiance, and the eyes epitomise the life of the bird which is all flame and fever.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber 2003

  • But the fright soon passes, and the magnificent fruit pigeon — green, golden-yellow, purplish-maroon, rich orange, bluish-grey, and greenish-yellow, are his predominant colours — resumes his love-plaint in bubbling bass.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber 2003

  • Most of the tall, blady grass had become as yellow as hay, and there were actually bare patches, revealing bluish-grey soil whereon the little blue doves squatted and pecked, almost invisible until sheer nervousness made them rise.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island 2003

  • It is a plant of wide range, for the bluish-grey seeds are said to be used in Arabia for necklets.

    Tropic Days 2003


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