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  • adj. having a dun color


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  • A big, dun-colored squirrel leaped in the air, fell over, and disappeared in the grain.


  • A pair of tortoise-shell bar-rettes pinned the sides of her toffee-brown hair away from her face, and a pair of dun-colored cowboy boots with run-down heels clad her feet.

    Western Man

  • With dun-colored leather armor, the scouts could move like ghosts through this blasted landscape.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • But when placed on the dun-colored toppings—mostly sulfur-based minerals—it shot up.

    First Contact

  • A massive ventilation system worked to keep the heat down, pumping air and sometimes water through wide, striated tubing made of dun-colored fabric.

    First Contact

  • The moods alter swiftly: a glorious sunny afternoon with crisp colors and clean skies becomes oppressive and dun-colored, or a buggy, windless evening is transformed by a storm into a cold-whipped dawn.

    M. Sanjayan: Thelon Expedition: The Country

  • Its dun-colored wartime vellum had darkened to tea-brown, even wedged in the airless space between the massive Swift and corpulent Mann.

    Two Poets

  • Noise from the street, and from jets using Reagan National Airport, leaked into the dun-colored brick boxes.

    Arena Stage's new building: a brilliant addition, and a challenge, to the city

  • Inside the oil field's guarded gates, hundreds of dun-colored pumps rock slowly against a forest of drilling rigs, radio towers and utility poles.

    Facing Up to End of 'Easy Oil'

  • It was a dire and dun-colored year when groupies wept and autograph seekers put down their pens.

    Annals of the Naked Rowdies #3


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