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  • adj. of black tinged with grey


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  • A gray-black, alternately smooth and craggy rock the size of a baked potato and mounted on a simple blue rod, it has an improbable and important story to tell.

    First Contact

  • Johnny asked, fingers skimming over the gray-black smoothness.

    Arcane Circle

  • Some combinations show more color contrast in the gray-black range than others.

    Phelps on Culture and Dynamism, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • What would you say to a soft, brown face, aureoled in a thousand ripples of gray-black hair, which knells suddenly: “Do you trust white people?”


  • As they headed toward divorce, Gayle and Craig Myers had only one bone of contention: Who would have the right to keep Lucky, their 16-pound gray-black Lhasa apso.

    Judge orders split custody of dog

  • For years, scientists have assumed that huitlacoche (WEET-LA-KO-CHEE) – a gnarly, gray-black corn fungus long-savored in Mexico – had nutritional values similar to those of the corn on which it grew.

    Corn Smut Delicacy Huitlacoche Is Good For You

  • Now the moon, round and ragged like a carelessly packed snowball, slides through gray and gray-black mists.


  • With his oval glasses and gray-black beard trimmed very short, the mayor exuded a refined efficiency and political effortlessness.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • The glory of a Pacific sunrise, when sea and sky turned from gray-black to vivid golden hues, or the vertical grandeur of a backlit thunderhead cresting 30,000 feet was worth the entire fifteen-hour trip.


  • Gradually, she faded from sight and, in the reflected world, her balloon floated up toward gray-black clouds streaked with purple and red, like wounds torn in the heavens.

    The Whisperers


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