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  • adj. of blue tinged with grey


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  • Save for the big mound of greyish-blue powder in one corner, certain bars of aluminium in another, the black birds, and the skeletons of the killed, the place was merely an empty circular pit in the sand.

    The War of The Worlds

  • Namely, the house with the turtle shells hanging on the garage, corner of 32nd and Prairie, used to be greyish-blue but now suddenly a bland cream.

    senorcoconut Diary Entry

  • I may have been deceived, but I imagined I saw large expanses of greyish-blue water, which causes me to believe that this salina is but a corner of a great salt lake.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • He was trembling slightly, and his eyes were dilated with a strange greyish-blue fire that was very painful and elemental.

    Twilight in Italy

  • Twenty sazheni below the icebreaker was a gang of barefooted sailors, engaged in hacking out the floes from under their barges; and as they shattered the brittle, greyish-blue crust on the river, the mattocks rang out, and the sharp blades of the icecutters gleamed as they thrust the broken fragments under the surface.

    Through Russia

  • The members of the party comprised four men and a woman — the latter a young female with high cheek-bones, a figure swollen with manifest pregnancy, and a pair of greyish-blue eyes that had fixed in them a stare of apprehension.

    Through Russia

  • The blue smoke of a meagre candle quivered meanwhile, over his head, though the wick diffused so feeble a light that the death blurs under the eyes and in the cheek furrows lay uneffaced, and the dark hands and wrists, disposed, lumplike, on the front of the greyish-blue shroud, seemed to have had their fingers twisted in a manner which even death had failed to rectify.

    Through Russia

  • Save for a clear margin of about three feet, the fish filled the pond — an alert, greyish-blue mass edged with cream-coloured sand.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Some have the rim black, some distinctly blue, some greyish-blue, some greenish; and this last colour is the sign of an excellent disposition, and is particularly well adapted for sharpness of vision.

    The History of Animals

  • A greyish-blue paper with a ridged surface that made it exceedingly tactile.

    The Pursuit of Happiness


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