from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the color of ashes; a whitish gray or brownish gray.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the color of ashes; cinerous.


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  • The casual look she made in two days could look like a cigarette ash-colored potato sack but Gretchen makes it fun, I think, even though it comes equipped with a little vestigial tail that reconnects to the base of the spine in back.

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  • There were some misses, like the ash-colored diaper and J. Jill Kwanzaa jacket that opened the show ...

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  • I kept forgetting to notice the guest speaker: a guy whose doughy flesh looked like wadded up bars of Irish Spring soap under the phosphorescent spotlight, a large lumbering man with ash-colored hair, gentle eyebrows and a bushel nose hair visible from ten yards away.


  • The N&W repair track sat on an ash-colored rise alongside the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • He pointed to the ash-colored plain that stretched out behind them.

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  • All trails faded as the land became drier and scrubbier, eventually turning into a great and vast ash-colored wasteland.

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  • I have the start of sunset, a complete seven-color rainbow against an ash-colored sky, yellow stormlight, and forking lightning.

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  • And then Michael saw the blood: It was fresh and new, staining the back wall of the dais and the ash-colored altar floor.

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  • Not a blade of grass or green thing of any kind relieved the monotony of the parched, ash-colored earth, and the most melancholy scene presented itself that I have seen since I left the Rio Grande.


  • At first, the dusty, cracked trails upon which we traveled were only vaguely distinguishable from the fields they cut through, fields that had borne nothing but ash-colored sand and small outcroppings of rocks after five successive years of drought.

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