from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Consisting of, or resembling, lead.
- adj. Dull; heavy; stupid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Leaden; heavy.
- Lead-colored; metallic gray
I just want to go on record that I have never recorded a "plumbeous" anything.
I'm okay with the recent recognition that these are three separate species, but who came up with "plumbeous" for ours?
The nadir is sounded by the plumbeous productions of Shadwell,
The database says I recorded a "plumbeous vireo" in 1991.
Similar incidents carrying apprehension (as Lord Macaulay would say) to the breezy interiors of a thousand shanties on the same fatal morning, the domestic circle would know no name so expressive as _hrac_ for that fatal tube through which man, ingenious in illegitimate perversion, daily compels the innocent breath to discharge a plumbeous hail of rhetoric.
NW San Lorenzo, are plumbeous-gray rather than pale dull gray.
However, the upper backs of both specimens are not so plumbeous-gray as on a male (32030) and a female (32031) of the subspecies _squamata_ from 1 mi.
The third common bird of Himalayan streams is the plumbeous redstart or water-robin (_Rhyacornis fuliginosus_).
It is plumbeous, with a fulvous belly and white tail coverts.
Zozaya, like Dicenta, has never done anything but manipulate the commonplace, failing to impart either lightness or novelty to it, as have Valera and Anatole France, succeeding only on the other hand in making it more plumbeous and indigestible.
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