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  • adj. having a dun color


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  • So on this sunny August day, he devised a knowledge-seeking mission we could embark on together: we set out to see if we could find a tiny dun-coloured creature called the brown argus, a butterfly that had been known to fly along this section of the coast but had not been recorded here for some years.

    Patrick Barkham: Hunting butterflies, finding Dad

  • So, as ever with food from the Indian subcontinent, the table heaved with a collection of dun-coloured stews, but they were each distinct, toothsome dun-coloured stews.

    Restaurant review: Jali

  • A thick fog rolled down between the lines of dun-coloured houses, and the opposing windows loomed like dark, shapeless blurs through the heavy yellow wreaths.

    Sole Music

  • Updates, 3/23: The biggest laugh comes when Leonidas, while striding purposefully around in his dun-coloured pants, gruffly denounces the culture of Athens as 'poets and boy-lovers!'

    GreenCine Daily: 300. Again.

  • The uncovered part had the appearance of a huge cylinder, caked over and its outline softened by a thick scaly dun-coloured incrustation.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The Queen Victoria Building, according to the Living in Mexico blog had an impressive façade: a great Romanesque Revival pile of dun-coloured stone, meant to suggest the might and permanence of the British Empire.

    Elegant Shopping: QVB Sydney

  • Lacking tank or infantry support, the South Africans could only watch, wait and admire the distant view of the tomb that gave the airfield its name, a small white blob on the crest of the far escarpment, shining out over the dun-coloured landscape.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • The main structure, four cliff-like walls of dun-coloured stone, is built round a bleak quadrangle and pierced by an archway: the blank rows of windows stare down at a fountain basin which looks as if it has never in living memory been filled with water.

    Sunday Online Browsing « So Many Books

  • Though, for that matter, so many maimed histories are hourly enacting themselves in this dun-coloured world as to lend almost a priority of interest to narratives concerning those

    Two on a Tower

  • Driving through an ancient gate-way of dun-coloured stone, spanned by the high-shouldered Tudor arch, they found themselves in

    A Pair of Blue Eyes


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