Definitions

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  • n. dark yellowish brown

Etymologies

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Examples

  • My complexion is a bright snuff-colour; my eyes are grey, and unprotected by the usual verandahs of eye-lashes; my nose is _retroussé_, and if it has a bridge, it must be of the suspension order, for it is decidedly concave.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 7, 1841

  • Him he found in the person of an old French emigre priest, {21b} a study in snuff-colour and drab with a frill of dubious whiteness, who attended to the accents of a number of boarding-school young ladies.

    The Life of George Borrow

  • The characteristic of the dress of the gentleman was a coat of light blue, or snuff-colour, With brass buttons, the tail reaching nearly to the heels; a gigantic bunch of seals dangled from his fob, whilst his pantaloons were short and tight at the knees; and a spacious waistcoat, with a voluminous muslin cravat and a frilled shirt, completed the toilette.

    Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

  • It is either the tall gentleman, or the gentleman in black, or the gentleman in snuff-colour; or, as in the present instance, the stout gentleman.

    Drawing-Room Tales. The Stout Gentleman; The Deserter; and The Broken Heart

  • It is either the tall gentleman, or the short gentleman, or the gentleman in black, or the gentleman in snuff-colour; or, as in the present instance, the stout gentleman.

    Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists

  • His constant dress, both in winter and summer, was a snuff-colour suit of clothes, blue and white speckled worsted stockings, a plain shirt, and a bob wig.

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 1

  • a rusty black, whereas in New York there are frequently seen suits of brown, snuff-colour and even of pepper-and-salt.

    Frenzied Fiction

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