from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A whitish or hoary color.
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At noon the heat was terrible and all colour melted away, “with the canescence from above.”
All colour melts away with the canescence from above.
As the sun at last sucked the last canescence from the valley air, the Cimmerian made his way to the spring that bubbled from a cleft not far from the camp.