from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having the color of soil or earth; reddish or reddish-brown.


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  • As it's a mere sliver of a peninsula formed at the confluence of the earth-colored Mekong and Khan rivers, one can traverse the length of the main historical area of Luang Prabang in about an hour.

    The Mekong's Last Undiscovered City

  • Instead I had a somewhat earth-colored soup, but no matter, it was delicious.

    poireau - French Word-A-Day

  • Attentive eyes, eardrums tuned to the elusive sound of the diversion of resources, and brown, almost earth-colored, uniforms.

    An Island Where Looting the State Is a Means of Survival

  • My mother is wearing a bandanna on her head and she and my father have on sporty, earth-colored anoraks.

    imperfect endings

  • “I wish I could do something for you,” she said as she moved around her cozy yellow kitchen, fetching clunky earth-colored teacups and a pot of orange blossom honey.

    The Opposite of Me

  • Their homes are beautiful little rondavels and they even paint them with earth-colored clays.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The rough, earth-colored container hides in the back, close-mouthed, keeping its own counsel.

    Natura Morte

  • Beautiful earth-colored thangka paintings adorn most of the monastery walls, which unfortunately could stand some more diligent upkeep.

    Photo Journeys: Alison Wright: June 2008

  • Martin Pakledinaz's minimal, movable set suggests rough-hewn ceiling beams; his earth-colored costumes, generic dancewear with a folkloric touch.

    San Francisco's Anniversary Trip

  • Inside a typical unit, conditions are ripe for a kegger: earth-colored carpeting, lots of linoleum, Nixon-era bathrooms.



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