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  • adj. of dark grey


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  • I sat toward the front, in an aisle seat, next to Jamie Dee—pale, skinny-limbed, freckled, her black hair pulled back into a tight pony-tail, dressed in black denim and a faded blackish-gray AC/DC t-shirt.


  • The obverse (front) has lilac-gray toning and the reverse (back) has much blackish-gray color along with considerable brownish-russet and some lilac tones.

    The Greatest World Coin Auction: The Millennia Collection (Part 1)- an Overview & Famous Pieces : Coin Collecting News

  • It consisted of a vast stratification of blackish-gray slate, unvaried in its whole height by a single change of shade.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • How may I help you? he asked, his wavy blackish-gray hair shining under the bright halogen lights.

    Super Woman’s Child

  • Mr. Schryhart kicked out his well-rounded legs, adjusted his soft-roll collar, and smoothed his short, crisp, wiry, now blackish-gray mustache.

    The Titan

  • Within minutes they had exposed a solid-looking corner of a blackish-gray object.


  • In the above mentioned exceptional cases there is formed a small quantity of peroxide which adheres to the anode as a blackish-gray deposit.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884.

  • The Japanese cook pottered softly about in the square stone basement of the blockhouse, while, up above, his master sat at a table with his eyes fixed on a small mountain of blackish-gray rock.

    The Rapids

  • A quarter of an hour later he was chipping the edges of a ridge of blackish-gray rock from which he had stripped great rolls of damp, green moss.

    The Rapids

  • When, therefore, a lamb was born with a black face and blackish-gray legs, it was cherished as a curiosity; and when, in time, it developed a splendid pair of horns, it became the handsomest ram in all the valley, and a source of great pride to its owner.

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life


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