from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the color of prepared seal-fur.
- n. The rich dark brown of the dressed and dyed fur of the fur-seal.
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He went upstairs to put on his slippers — his elegant slippers of seal-brown, shaped like medieval shoes.
His sleek seal-brown hair was frosted at the temples; when Hazeltine accused him of bringing this about by artifice, he had grinned and not denied it.
But his bonnet was tilted more rakishly on his seal-brown hair than a strict interpretation of rules would have allowed; his frame was draped in a fantastic glittergold version of dress tunic and snowy trousers tucked into handmade beefleather half-boots; the cloak that fluttered behind him glowed with phosphorescent patterns through the chill dusk; and while he strolled, he sang a folk ballad concerning the improbable adventures of a Highland tinker.
The glow picked out his face, long, narrow, with high cheekbones and gray eyes, seal-brown hair and straight nose.
The horse, a big, splendid seal-brown animal, had fallen on its right side, with its off fore-leg plunged deep in a snow-filled badger-hole.
Shorn of the thick, seal-brown winter hair, the brand was now plainly visible.
But there was no depth in his seal-brown eyes which always seemed to brood; no decision in any move of his ponderous body.
"You are looking charming, dear; that seal-brown velvet fits you exquisitely."
He went upstairs to put on his slippershis elegant slippers of seal-brown, shaped like medieval shoes.
He went upstairs to put on his slippers -- his elegant slippers of seal-brown, shaped like medieval shoes.
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