- adj. of grey tinged with olive
“Black with a sort of olive-grey trim, it was bought last September, was meant to be for early autumn but went right through till now and needs a dry clean.”
“The US PW was wearing an olive-grey, two-piece uniform with the shirt tucked into the trousers.”
“The hunters sat, stuffing themselves with this easy meal, trying to convince themselves that they got sufficient kick out of bananas and that other olive-grey, jelly-like fruit With the memory of his sometime clean self as a standard, Ralph looked them over.”
“The colour is blackish, or of a dark olive-grey or brownish grey with round black spots or dots.”
“Now, in the summer weather, the head, neck and back are a very dark brown; the cheeks and front of the neck a rich chestnut; chin jet black; in the winter they lose this chestnut colour, and are then of a light olive-grey colour and white underneath.”
“But before him the white road ran down from the olive-grey hills to the little gay town by the blue sea's edge, and the sweetness of the scented hills in the May sunshine caught him by the throat, and, questioning no more, he took the road.”
“There is a shore along which the world flowers, one long sweet garden strip, between the olive-grey hills and the very blue sea.”
“But over the windy sea in his small curragh of bull's hide the Saint sailed far away to the southern land; and for many a month he travelled afoot through the dark forests, and the sunny corn-lands, and over the snowy mountain horns, and along the low shores between the olive-grey hills and the blue sea, till at last he came in sight of a great and beautiful city glittering on the slopes and ridges of seven hills.”
“(On a totally frivolous note: Does anyone know where I can find that olive-grey eye-in-the-pyramid T-shirt he’s wearing in the image on the right?)”
“Dr. Anderson remarks that the fur is of two kinds of hairs -- one fine and wavy at the extremity, banded with black, yellow and black; the second being strong and somewhat bristly, longer than the other, and banded with a black basal half and then followed by rings of yellow and black, then yellow again with a black tip, the black basal half of the hairs being hidden, the annulation of the free portions produces a rufous olive-grey tint over the body and tail.”
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