Definitions

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  • adj. of grey resembling silver

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Examples

  • Held up to view in an unravelled ball of twine neatly arranged into a nest, sleeping on undisturbed, was a spectacularly attractive little creature – perhaps six inches long, its furry tail striped lengthwise and as long again, its coat silvery-grey above, creamy on the underparts; ears small and rounded; facial mask piebald and rather raccoon-like, accentuating large, luminous eyes that flickered open and met mine with no hint of alarm.

    Country diary: Ariège, Pyrenees

  • Shimmering, silvery-grey transparent leather perfumed with the honeyed aroma of virginal-white jasmine.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • But the major change is in his eyes, quite the most wonderful I have ever seen, so large, luminous and silvery-grey.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Over the low river-mist hiding the boat with its freight of young passionate life and all-forgetful happiness, the stars paled, and a silvery-grey tint crept over the sky from the eastward.

    Almayer's Folly

  • I peered across the river to where she was pointing and sure enough beneath a silvery-grey piece of what I imagined to be metal a movement caught my eye.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Clothed in white, and holding some white roses in her hand, she had, reflected in that silvery-grey pool of glass, a vision-like appearance, as if a pretty ghost had come out of the green garden.

    To Let

  • His hair was silvery-grey, neatly barbered, the face lined by weathering rather than age.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • As usual, Rupert was impeccably dressed silvery-grey trousers teamed with a pale grey shirt, his shoes hand-made highly polished black leather.

    The Secret Virgin

  • Belegir stepped forward, and bent down to touch a pale triangle of amethyst set into the base of one of the silvery-grey Hilvorns.

    The Warslayer

  • They were silvery-grey, glinting figures riding horses of the same strange half-colour, and they rode over the lake without touching the water, without making any sound.

    The Grey King

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