Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of somber or sober hue.
“Before the prison-door stand “a throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats. . .””
“Wailing sadly, sad-colored mangrove-hens ran off across the mud into the dreary dark.”
“We cannot tell among the men who pass us, all clad alike in dull, sad-colored clothes, who is a knight and who is a merchant, who is a shoemaker and who is a baker.”
“= This class of silks is generally purer than black and sad-colored silks.”
“These, in turn, leaned gingerly on a sad-colored schoolhouse.”
“Moreover, I could have vowed he was wearing the same sad-colored drab clothes he used to appear in then, so entirely unchanged were both cut and color.”
“With and under the old oaks and birches rest the sad-colored houses that have held life and experience, -- birth, death, and old historic adventure.”
“Suddenly rosy-tinged signals stood among the sad-colored torn clouds above her head.”
“Like the gentleman first described, he was dressed in sad-colored garments, differing but little from them, except that instead of a ruff, he wore a plain white band, falling upon his breast, cut somewhat like those worn by clergymen at the present day, but longer, and passing round the neck and covering the collar of the coat.”
“For if it be disagreeable to find a foeman unworthy of your steel, it is much more unpleasant when your steel turns out unworthy of the foeman; and if sad-colored Puritan raiment looked absurd upon the persons of fugitives, it must have been very particularly unbecoming when worn by conquerors.”
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