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  • adj. of green tinged with grey


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  • A grey-green statue has fallen, and I lie naked on the grass with you while the people of a wedding party traverse the pink land up a path from the coast.

    the long white cloud above my body

  • He had elfinlike good looks, with curly light brown hair, sparkling grey-green eyes, an impish smile, and great warmth.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Apart from a rich green of dog's mercury and wild garlic leaves crawling across muddy ground, the overall colour was like the mood – grey: grey-brown, grey-green, grey-grey.

    Country Diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Plaster curls decoratively down long walls; opal windows seem to let in a grey-green light; the effect is not so much tenement as verdigris ballroom.

    Reasons to Be Pretty; Juno and the Paycock; The Lion in Winter – review

  • The curtains were drawn against a sun that might have bleached the grey-green silk and velvet upholstery of Mathilde's Louis XV settee and slightly mismatching chairs.

    Coppet, Switzerland — April 2000

  • She loved the illustration on the front cover, in which Madame Curie wore a plain dress, soft grey-green.


  • It was the Atlantic, blue and sparkling with white-tipped waves; the water in Campbeltown Loch was dark grey-green and so sheltered as to be almost still.

    Jill McGown, in her own words

  • As i was peeling off a dust cover to reveal grey-green mould stains , the first thought in my head was : “This must be how it starts”.

    Compendium of Weird

  • Muted shades of taupe, blue and grey-green enhance this 8.5 inch soft doll's pensive demeanor.

    Tis the Season Already?

  • On the other side of the mountains, the grey-green sea had followed the inward breath of the tide, across mirror-silvered, smooth sands.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge


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