Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the color of clay.

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Examples

  • I gazed blankly out of the window, trying to concentrate on the blue sky, clay-colored earth, and green grass, which in Minnesota would already be covered by ice and snow.

    Jewish Women in the Military - Navy - Bernice Sains Freid

  • If you experience sweating, chills, fever, yellow skin, or clay-colored bowel movements, see your caregiver immediately.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Pollution smudged the horizon; the train station lay ragged and busy beneath him; kids sold sesame buns between cars; street sweepers whisked the curbs; and clay-colored mosques stood in the distance beyond the cemeteries in a district called the City of the Dead.

    LA Times Series on Life in Cairo, #3: Cairo Mini-Buses

  • The third city, Khiva, is a perfectly-preserved caravan town in the middle of a dusty nowhere, with clay-colored ramparts and aged street sweepers who roam the city at dawn.

    Opening Up the Silk Road

  • Patrick Barta for The Wall Street Journal Khiva, the smallest Silk Road city, feels something like a stage set: a perfectly-preserved caravan town in the middle of nowhere, with clay-colored ramparts, ancient minarets and street sweepers who roam the city at dawn in dark sheep's-hair hats.

    Exploring Uzbekistan

  • The third city, Khiva, is a perfectly-preserved caravan town in the middle of a dusty nowhere, with clay-colored ramparts.

    Opening Up the Silk Road

  • You see it early-first in the anxious pose and clay-colored reworking of the central woman's odd face in "Bathers With a Turtle" (1908).

    The Most Beautiful Show In The World

  • I knew what would happen--they'd get it on damp shoes and I'd be left with a clay-colored residue everywhere.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Nestled within the greenery was a low, clay-colored compound.

    Death in Winter

  • The bed came rushing back toward her, and he was still on it, but this time he was clay-colored, impassive.

    The Position

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