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  • adj. having the color of a fawn


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  • Sandbrook notes that the 70s in Britain have become "synonymous with the colour brown", which is certainly how I recall them: Vesta instant curries, Watneys Red Barrel, faux-velvet wallpaper, fawn-coloured nylon sheets.

    State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974 by Dominic Sandbrook

  • So the nasturtiums of Henri Fantin-Latour are hot-headed and impatient to rise to the fawn-coloured skies; while those of that highly intelligent and overlooked impressionist Gustav Caillebotte are veined and shy and persuasively wayward.

    Impressionist Gardens; Another World: Dalí, Magritte, Miró and the Surrealists

  • Behind the Riley was Sergeant Yellich's fawn-coloured Escort, modest by comparison, and behind that was the police car with the blue flashing light on its roof.

    The Devil's Bedpost

  • Suddenly they saw what appeared to be cat-like beast with a black face, fawn-coloured body and busy, black tail just 200 yards away.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • She nodded agreement, picked up her scarlet bag and wrapped a long fawn-coloured scarf round her shoulders.

    The Dreaming Void

  • Huge fawn-coloured eyes peered innocently out of the shadows, projecting a girlish innocence complemented by a perpetual ingénue effervescence into the gaiafield.

    The Dreaming Void

  • All fawn-coloured stallions, sleek — their manes to their knees, their tails to their hoofs ....

    A Desperate Character

  • He said: "He says: A fawn-coloured heifer, pure and rich in tone, the admiration of beholders!"


  • And if Bogey had ever come to London, which was against his principles, this was undoubtedly the outfit he would have selected: a mangled go-anywhere, wash-it-yourself, fawn-coloured tropical suit with a Fair Isle sleeveless pullover and buckskin shoes with the nap worn off.

    the mission song

  • A woman had come out in a cream-coloured frock, and was moving away under a fawn-coloured parasol.

    In Chancery


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