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  • He was originally portrayed as having neatly trimmed purple-grey hair, but this was soon redesigned to be a long, straggly, grey-black mane, and more recently intodreadlocks.

    Hero/Villain of the Week! « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  •   They were no ordinary purple-grey: the color seemed so intense that it bled from the screen into the air.

    True Love and the Giraffe

  • The sky was low with purple-grey clouds that seemed too heavy to stay afloat.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • They were the size of children, but their bodies were thick and apelike with muscle, and their skins were the dark purple-grey of an old bruise.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • The old ram was purple-grey, his rump was white, and when he raised his head you saw the great heavy curl of his horns.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • Far below the glowing span lay Cloom, wet grey roofs gleaming, and a dazzle of sun upon its whitewash; around the fields lay like a jewelled canopy, lighter than the sky, which still wore a deep purple-grey, against which the arch burned like fire.

    Secret Bread

  • In the distance rose the purple-grey spire of a church and the irregular forms of old buildings.

    Three Soldiers

  • Yes, as I live, something is moving up that old purple-grey scar across the hill-side.

    Letters from France

  • Up the hill-side opposite there is running a strange purple-grey streak between two purple-grey banks.

    Letters from France

  • The loveliest coat in the world -- "fumée de Londres," the salesman had called it, and in fact, it was the colour of the purple-grey smoke that ascends in solid spirals from factory chimneys.

    Balloons

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