from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pale gray; ash-colored.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a light grey
  • n. a light shade of grey


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  • They laughed when they flew over Connemara, where the wild, greedy Atlantic takes long, blue bites out of the green land, and that laugh alone destroyed a field of yellowing oats, turning it ash-grey.

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  • The Wellesley coach, who was red-faced just a moment before, turns ash-grey when he sees the traditional Japanese swords borne by the yakuza.

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  • Their porcelain-white necks are revealed as two slender pale parallel lines against the ash-grey water.

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  • From an ash-grey sky finely-wrought snowflakes descended, fluttering angularly in the calm air like the scraps of paper that Americans pour over their heroes – God was blessing the Revolution – and fighter planes flew overhead in formation, while others flew low over the highest towers of Russian history.

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  • It quickly becomes a representation of something entirely other, when a door appears overnight, a door which opens into an ash-grey corridor that cannot possibly be there given that the door has appeared in an exterior wall.

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  • There are dead that sit under the trees, watching with ash-grey eyes for their victims.

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  • The prisoners, ash-grey, gazed with black, glittering eyes, making not a sound.

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  • He had dreamed about her countless times, on that same staircase, with that same blue dress and that same movement of her ash-grey eyes, without knowing who she was or why she smiled at him.

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  • His skin was an irregular brown, or maybe even dark ash-grey, and it was only as Steff drew nearer and caught a glimpse of his profile behind a gap in his crusty hair that it became apparent that the man was white.

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  • At that moment a single ray of sunshine seared through the ash-grey sky, a pillar of light bathing what had once been a bow and was now a swiftly growing tree.

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