Definitions

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  • adj. of a light brownish green color

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "We want to be in control of our destiny," said Mr. Tarbell, whose olive-drab metal cigarette factory makes Signal and other brands.

    Tribes Rolling Out Cigarettes

  • In the 50s and 60s L.L. Bean sold a parka that was two layers of olive-drab poplin of a quality seldom seen on this earth.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • Each man wore a U.S.-issued olive-drab jacket and blue watch cap, and carried a bag emblazoned with the phrase, "Islamic Republic of Afghanistan—Peace and Unity."

    U.S. Seeks Friends in Afghan Detainees

  • Fortunately, we need not fret over the costuming of the Supreme Court Justices and members of the military who will arrive in their respective uniforms of hipster-black and chic navy and olive-drab.

    Rosalyn Hoffman: What to Wear to the State of the Union

  • You think they appreciate the fact that your olive-drab green eye-shadow matches your army-style vest?

    Morane Barkai: On Men's Thoughts About Fashion and What We Should Make of Them

  • In the cargo bays of C-130s, which ferry troops to bases around the country, dozens of passengers sit strapped sideways into red fabric benches, and above them hang just a handful of olive-drab parachute packs, as alluring as seats in a life-or-death game of musical chairs.

    What Color Is My Parachute? Invisible

  • Mr. Kim, dressed in his trademark olive-drab zipper jacket and matching trousers, was shown embracing and kissing Mr. Hu, meeting other top Chinese leaders and toasting with them at a ceremonial dinner and touring a biotech company.

    Kim Jong Il Eases Nuclear Stance

  • Despite the sticky humidity, he was wearing an olive-drab vest, like the ones photographers wore.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • The olive-drab book had an auspicious beginning in which fate intervened and prevented its premature departure.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Finding it at my feet, I reached inside and pulled out a small olive-drab logbook.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

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