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  • adj. snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown


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  • The prayer was cut off when a burly man wearing a snuff-brown doublet shoved him out of the way with a curse.


  • Rachel had chosen a snuff-brown dress of heavy silk to wear this night.

    Dearly Beloved

  • Chaboisseau, a little old person with powdered hair, wore a greenish coat and snuff-brown waistcoat; he was tricked out besides in black small-clothes, ribbed stockings, and shoes that creaked as he came forward to take the bills.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Nor has it been without delectation that I have endued a new coat (snuff-brown, and with metal buttons), having all nether garments corresponding thereto.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He had on a snuff-brown coat, with a broad band of tinsel down the arms, and carried in his hand a large tail made of the caudal extremities of

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Akadie, a thin long-armed man with an ill-assorted set of features-a big nose, sparse curls of snuff-brown hair, glassy blue eyes, a mouth continually trembling at the verge of a smile-was, like Glay, something of a misfit.

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • He pressed a buzzer -- the snuff-brown secretary buzzer.

    Fanny Herself

  • His secretary was a spare, middle-aged, anxious-looking woman in snuff-brown and spectacles; his stenographer a blond young man, also spectacled and anxious; his office boy a stern youth in knickers, who bore no relation to the slangy, gum-chewing, redheaded office boy of the comic sections.

    Fanny Herself

  • Then the voice of the snuff-brown secretary summoned her.

    Fanny Herself

  • Mrs. Taylor looked like a grenadier in a long snuff-brown coat and jaunty sailor hat as she descended from the buckboard without using the step.

    The Fighting Shepherdess

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