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  • adj. of grey tinged with brown


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  • And it was, it was that oddly purply brown-grey that you get from dried grapevine twined into wreaths.

    mrissa: Why nobody puts me in charge of marketing children's clothes.

  • There was a rare, thunderous snowstorm here before Christmas and the sidewalks are still piled with brown-grey slush, black ice.

    blog: January 2009

  • Nothing, for instance, was growing — it was an expanse of brown-grey earth, craggy as an acne scar, baked and sun-dried and barren.

    That Pesky Question of Foreign Domination | ATTACKERMAN

  • If she peered from the verandah into the brown-grey water, she thought she saw her three friends floating immaterially below, trussed in mossy ferns.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • The pictures taken on the ground show an apparently empty brown-grey, solid building, but nothing that seems to indicate it is being used for nuclear purposes.

    the cia video

  • The common tern chicks are nearly as big as their parents - though they still beg for wriggling silver fish - and have exchanged their speckled down for mottled brown-grey feathers and rakish charcoal caps above white foreheads.

    High summer

  • Because of the flour they have a sort of brown-grey color to them.

    Presto Pasta Night - Soba Noodle Salad

  • After one hour and thirty-five minutes (= seven miles) the Mukhbir anchored, in twelve fathoms of water, a couple of hundred yards off the fort and its dependent group of brown-grey mud buildings, half concealed by the luxuriant palms.

    The Land of Midian

  • Back brown-grey, ventral side light grey; harsh and shaggy fur.

    11. Rodent pests

  • Freefalling, the brown-grey mist stuck to her like spiderwebs and she couldn't get away from the creature.



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