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  • The problem is that, after being presented with such spectacularly rendered images of scaly, drab-colored dinosaurs, a brightly colored Velociraptor or Tyrannosaurus sporting a feathery coat just doesn't seem right.

    That's Not a Dinosaur!

  • Next to Lola's shimmering garb, his clothes appeared almost impossibly drab-colored.

    Lips that Touch Liquor: The Gin Buck

  • Pushing Gisella's hands away, he rushed to the side of a broad, squat, bearded, dark-faced dwarf in a high-necked, drab-colored dress.

    Stalling

  • The upgrade begins with its appearance; measuring 4 x 3.5 inches, the Zune HD is noticeably thinner and more elegant than the first, boxy, and drab-colored Zune models.

    First Look: The Microsoft Zune HD

  • Yet, since I work here one could successfully argue that my tendencies are also towards introversion and I have plenty of drab-colored basics in my closet.

    November 2007

  • But her nose was definitely still in working order because she smiled when I put the smuggled packages on her drab-colored tray.

    Step on a Crack

  • I looked again and, sure enough, there was a drab-colored bird clinging to the right-hand side of the trunk, a female Red-bellied Woodpecker which an instant later flew from the scene.

    Woodpecker Encounter

  • In passing through some parts where a good shower of rain has fallen, the stridulous piercing notes of the cicadae are perfectly deafening; a drab-colored cricket joins the chorus with a sharp sound, which has as little modulation as the drone of a Scottish bagpipe.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • At one corner of this scene of desolation, stood a great overgrown dismal house, plastered with drab-colored stucco, and surrounded by a naked, unfinished garden, without a shrub or a flower in it, frightful to behold.

    Armadale

  • Ulrika Corsi turned with a start from an open dresser drawer, clutching a drab-colored sweater knit from Yridian yak wool.

    Home Fires

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