Definitions

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  • adj. of grey tinged with green

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Examples

  • The eyes themselves were of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same; which runs through many shades and colourings like intershot silk in sunshine; which is grey, dark and light, and greenish-grey, and sometimes of the clear azure of the deep sea.

    Chapter 3

  • It swells, distends, turns colors — first a greenish-grey, then a curious violet.

    Death's Noisy Herald

  • There were greenish-grey smudges beneath her eyes, the color of the yolks of eggs that had been boiled too long.

    Invisible Child

  • But the process of deterioration continued, the nose began to lose its shape, one hand was turning greenish-grey, the eyes were sinking in their sockets and the ears were becoming crumpled.

    John Gray on humanity's quest for immortality

  • A wise warrior once told me: 'Respect your brother M'Lak, no matter what shade of greenish-grey he may be'.

    Review | Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost

  • He was bald enough to keep what hair he still owned cut very close to his scalp; his long and clever face had a firm mouth and greenish-grey eyes that, Sophia insisted, saw clear through to the soul.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • The creature was female; her greenish-grey breasts drooped over a lightly-haired stomach.

    Forest of Forgetfulness

  • However, we learned that if you add too much, it makes the bread a frightful greenish-grey color on the inside.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Split Pea Soup: It’s Ugly

  • It was as if a wall stood up between them and the sky, a greenish-grey, trembling, shimmering wall.

    The Great Green Wave at the End of the World

  • He goes on to describe how the bears 'fur rippled in waves as they trotted off away from him, large brown lumps in a flat, greenish-grey world.

    grouse Diary Entry

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