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  • adj. of dark grey


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  • He climbed on top of her and he forged me with those black-grey fists, all rimed with the fine dust of metals and hot ash.

    Excerpt from Pompeii ii

  • About my age, in his late forties or early fifties, he was tall for a Chinese man, and almost bald, with a small fringe of black-grey hair around his ears.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • She was an archaeologist, and she had studied the Aztec remains so long, that now some of the black-grey look of the lava rock, and some of the experience of the Aztec idols, with sharp nose and slightly prominent eyes and an expression of tomb-like mockery, had passed into her face.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • By the road under the hill were black-grey adobe huts, like boxes, and fowls running about, and brown pigs or grey pigs spotted with black careered and grunted, and half-naked children, dark orange-brown, trotted or lay flat on their faces in the road, their little naked posteriors hunched up, fast asleep.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • An artillery officer on the Lesser Arapile saw the case-shot leave the smoke, he saw it as the faintest trace of a grey pencil-like line in the air and then it exploded, just over the far edge of the Greater Arapile, and it was a black-grey air burst shot through with deep red and the ground beneath and ahead of the explosion was spattered by the lead balls and the shattered casing.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • On the screens of the visual monitoring system there was merely a black-grey spread without contours or details.

    The Ghosts of Gol

  • The sodden tents hung dankly, black-grey in the gusty, rainy morning.

    From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War

  • Dawn the next morning was heralded by only a thin line of red parting the masses of black-grey snow clouds which still hung low down in the east.

    The Great Impersonation

  • I do not know how the artist, whose resources were of the slenderest, contrived to get his overwhelming but fascinating effect of moorland solitude, of black-grey nakedness and abiding gloom.

    The Three Brontes

  • In the light of it you see Charlotte Bronte's figure for ever simple and beautiful and great; behind her for ever the black-grey setting of her village and the purple of her moors.

    The Three Brontes


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