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  • adj. of black tinged with grey


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  • They cleansed his room, brought fresh linen from home, and took from off his limbs the sheets, greyish-black with dirt.


  • They were greyish-black, slimy, and exceedingly large -- not quite as scary as I had remembered them without all the blood but still pretty weird.

    Cathy Erway: Reason for Not Eating Out #49: Getting Over Your Food Fears

  • And he was reading through a transcript we had been given of Chais statement to the police when wisps of greyish-black smoke began seeping from the air grille at the top of the room.

    A Question of Honour

  • My jeans are luckily greyish-black, so most dust is invisible, but my black fleece turned grey, and my hands and face needed cleaning.


  • An elderly Cossack with a broad greyish-black beard was lying in his shirt, girdled with a black strap, close to the river and gazing lazily at the waves of the Terek as they monotonously foamed and swirled.

    The Cossacks

  • I decided to wear my black skirt, this new blue blouse I got, and this greyish-black long sweater.

    krazililme Diary Entry

  • Covered with greasy, rank, greyish-black fur, but wearing clothes like a person — a vest and a pair of knee-length breeches, both of plain leather, dirty and stained and worn in patches.

    The Warslayer

  • With age, the galls harden, become fibrous, greyish-black and unpalatable.

    Chapter 7

  • Straightening as much as possible, the German giant distinguished a greyish-black lump, vaguely man-shaped; whoever it was rose to his feet and faced his executioner.

    The Grass Crown

  • The soil throughout the upper portion, and indeed for a depth of from 15 to 20 feet, is clayey and red: the remainder consists of a greyish-black carbonaceous earth, increasing in density with the depth, and being very hard at a depth of 40 feet.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

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