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  • adj. of dark grey


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  • Halfway through third week the Sebrights sported fully feathered wings, Kayley had a tiny comb and a few snow-white wing and leg feathers, Julianna had black tail feathers, distinct but tiny, sticking straight up, and the Silkies 'down was even fluffier, especially on their large blackish-grey feet.

    The Chicken Chronicles

  • A press release sent to media outlets by Barrows states several "vital statistics" of the "Bigfoot" body, including that it is nearly eight feet tall, weighs over five hundred pounds and has blackish-grey eyes.

    August 14th, 2008

  • It's an ashen hour of night, blackish-grey and almost readable like undisturbed pages of burnt manuscript.

    Excerpt: The Crimson Petal and The White by Michel Faber

  • But perhaps there is none more beautiful than the golden-yellow, with blackish-grey head and tail.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • A face, covered with a fine coating of blackish-grey dust, popped up out of the bottom of the trench.

    No Man's Land

  • Nearer and nearer it came, and it was of a blackish-grey colour with more than one dark hole.

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories

  • The deep blue, fringed with red and yellow, of the radiant mountains had now turned into a sombre, blackish-grey.

    Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland

  • -- Light rufescent brown above, dirty white beneath; fur fine and silky, blackish-grey at the base, and for two-thirds, the last third of the longer hairs being fawn colour; face earthy brown; whiskers black, tipped with white; ears very short, semi-nude; feet and claws flesh-coloured; tail naked, with a few scattered fine short hairs.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Max had not had time to speak, as the tall, aquiline-looking man, with keen eyes and closely-cut blackish-grey hair, turned and walked on before them into the dining-room.

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai

  • As he spoke he scraped off with long sweeps the white, soapy foam, which came away darkened with tiny swathes of blackish-grey stubble.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp


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