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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the gray color of a mouse, or a color somewhat similar; dark-gray with a yellowish tinge, the color of the common mouse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse

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Examples

  • He crashed on his face, his hat still on his head, the mouse-colored hair at the nape of his neck showing below it in an untidy curl.

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  • Booted feet stuck out from beneath long, mouse-colored robes.

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  • The gold dragon grumbled, opened one golden eye, stared at the old man (seeing only a mouse-colored blur), and calmly shut his eye again.

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  • It looks like a large floppy mouse-colored version of a certain popular kind of fuzzy bathroom slipper.

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  • Her hair was a mouse-colored bun, with wisps and unruly curls always escaping it; her eyes were half-hidden behind coke-bottle-glass spectacles.

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  • If he were a woman you'd say his hair was mouse-colored, but you don't hear that with guys.

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  • She then went to look into her mouse-trap, where she found six mice, all alive, and ordered Cinderella to lift up a little the trapdoor, when, giving each mouse, as it went out, a little tap with her wand, the mouse was that moment turned into a fine horse, which altogether made a very fine set of six horses of a beautiful mouse-colored dapple-gray.

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  • His mouse-colored hair, thinning slightly on top and parted on the right, was boring.

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  • He was frightening, but his companion scared her even more-a short dumpy woman with mouse-colored hair wearing a rumpled lab coat, sneakers, and jeans.

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  • Helene had the white and silver damask she had worn when she was presented to Queen Catherine, with the same white pearl-edged cap on the back of her head, and her mouse-colored hair crimped in front of it, while I had mustard-colored satin, embroidered with red and blue flowers.

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