Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Dull brownish-yellow in color; luteous.

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Examples

  • He saw a man middling tall, with narrow high shoulders, and a clay-yellow countenance, extraordinarily pinched through the temples, with minute restless black eyes.

    The Happy End

  • For instance, by the light dancing in Mr. Tiernan's eyes as he regarded her, she saw herself now as the mainstay of the helpless family in the clay-yellow flat across the street.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Volume 2

  • The Bumpus flat included the second floor of a small wooden house whose owner had once been evilly inspired to paint it a livid clay-yellow -- as though insisting that ugliness were an essential attribute of domesticity.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Volume 1

  • He would draw up with an ear-splitting screaming of brakes in front of the clay-yellow house, and sometimes the muffler, as though unable to repress its approval of the performance, would let out a belated pop that never failed to jar the innermost being of Auermann, who had been shot at, or rather shot past, by an Italian, and knew what it was.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Volume 1

  • He would draw up with an ear-splitting screaming of brakes in front of the clay-yellow house, and sometimes the muffler, as though unable to repress its approval of the performance, would let out a belated pop that never failed to jar the innermost being of Auermann, who had been shot at, or rather shot past, by an Italian, and knew what it was.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

  • He would draw up with an ear-splitting screaming of brakes in front of the clay-yellow house, and sometimes the muffler, as though unable to repress its approval of the performance, would let out a belated pop that never failed to jar the innermost being of Auermann, who had been shot at, or rather shot past, by an Italian, and knew what it was.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • The Bumpus flat included the second floor of a small wooden house whose owner had once been evilly inspired to paint it a livid clay-yellow -- as though insisting that ugliness were an essential attribute of domesticity.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • The Bumpus flat included the second floor of a small wooden house whose owner had once been evilly inspired to paint it a livid clay-yellow -- as though insisting that ugliness were an essential attribute of domesticity.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

  • For instance, by the light dancing in Mr. Tiernan's eyes as he regarded her, she saw herself now as the mainstay of the helpless family in the clay-yellow flat across the street.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • For instance, by the light dancing in Mr. Tiernan's eyes as he regarded her, she saw herself now as the mainstay of the helpless family in the clay-yellow flat across the street.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

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