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- adj. of brown tinged with buff
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A green expanse of 2,000 acres of meticulously groomed vines further reinforces the sense of removed privilege, an oasis in a vast expanse of flat, buff-brown drabness.
The cones come in clusters of one to seven, from six to eight or rarely ten inches long, very slender when closed and usually curved towards the tip, black-purple or green when young, buff-brown when ripe.
The Lake of the Sky Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada, its History, Indians, Discovery by Frémont, Legendary Lore, Various Namings, Physical Characteristics, Glacial Phenomena, Geology, Single Outlet, Automobile Routes, Historic Towns, Early Mining Excitements, Steamer Ride, Mineral Springs, Mountain and Lake Resorts, Trail and Camping Out Trips, Summer Residences, Fishing, Hunting, Flowers, Birds, Animals, Trees, and Chaparral, with a Full Account of the Tahoe National Forest, the Public Use of the Water of Lake Tahoe and Much Other Interesting Matter
The sides of the head and neck are dull buff-brown with a single dusky horizontal stripe crossing a pale gray cheek patch.
The female is buff-brown all over with indistinct gray stripes on its back and a dull black eye-line that starts behind the eye.
Forehead, crown, and nape finely vermiculated pale cream or greyish-white and grey, feathers on central forehead, crown, and nape with black pointed shaft-streaks up to 3–4mm wide, shaft streaks narrower towards side of crown and faint or absent on lores or above eye; shaft-streaks on central crown bordered by cinnamon-buff and grey vermiculation; top of head appears buff-brown with bold black streaks on centre, almost uniform pale grey-buff or pale grey on line from lores over eye.