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  • adjective of brown tinged with grey


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  • They have a pale greyish-brown stripe along the top of their head, expanding into a flame with a dark central area over their abdomen.

    Country diary: Orwell, Cambridgeshire

  • The velvety bark sac spider Clubiona corticalis is perhaps the smartest; dark greyish-brown, with a tan flare over the top of the abdomen that highlights a central, backward-pointing, dark streak.

    Country diary: Northamptonshire

  • Left to cook hamburgers one night when my parents were at bridge club, she put the greyish-brown lump of dead cow flesh down in front of me and proceeded to tell me about tapeworms.

    Can Bone-Munching Zombie Worms Help Fight Childhood Obesity?

  • Their thick winter coats are heavy with water, making dark and drear their dry shades of greyish-brown hair.


  • The local rabbits, btw, are all greyish-brown and about half the size of your black monsters, and far too shy to eat from anyone's hand; 'though only when they notice that they ought to be.

    Lynne's Soap Wonderland, Bunnies and Postcards

  • The thick coat is greyish-brown in colour; males may have a more yellow tinge and they have particularly large testicles, which may be related to sperm competition.

    "John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum."

  • A solitary tree covers the expanse of a wide open sky, with an old well for company that welcomes the rains, as greyish-brown fields fade toward the silvery clouds.


  • Gerhardt looked up, his greyish-brown eyes a study under their heavy sandy lashes.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • It was the boat with greyish-brown sails, which she saw now flatten itself upon the water and shoot off across the bay.

    To the Lighthouse

  • She lifted to him those greyish-brown eyes that seemed full of soft light.

    Put On By Cunning


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