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  • Select squashes that have dull-colored skin (shiny is an indication that the squash is not ripe) and a firm shell (avoid squash with damaged spots or cracks) and one that is heavy for its size.

    Ann Gentry: Last Minute Winter Squash Recipes For Holiday Cooking

  • "This mistake is also known as the 'beige diet,' with a focus on dull-colored carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, rice."

    Bill Clinton declares vegan victory

  • Rain drummed down onto the spires of a distant church, while black smoke rose from the chimneys of ships and stained the already dull-colored sky.

    Clockwork Angel

  • The ignorance was not as total as sometimes portrayed.6 Many armies exchanged their bright uniforms of the nineteenth century for dull-colored field uniforms in khaki or gray.

    The Gun

  • Almost two full years into the war, some soldiers were not yet in dull-colored clothes.

    The Gun

  • She sat smoking in her ridiculous dress, in stiletto heels, her stiff, dry, dull-colored bunches of hair askew and sometimes spiked like a sea urchin.

    Beard

  • The city is testing the waters for a new look to the boxy, dull-colored sidewalk scaffolding sheds that fill the streets of Manhattan.

    A New Look for Sidewalk Sheds?

  • It might have been easier for him to sink into villainy if he wore dull-colored contact lenses, to blunt the brilliance of his eyes, to hide the twinkle.

    Alex Remington: Goodbye, Paul Newman

  • Several netlike lengths of rope hung on the airship's dull-colored gasbag, just like rigging on a ship.

    Crystal Rain

  • Alejandro Baltran Alessio du Verrada ei Ramirez, the Guvernador-Henerale of Hinirang, eschewed his normal accoutrements of rank and wore a dull-colored cloak over simple vestments.

    notes from the peanut gallery

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