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  • adj. of green tinged with grey


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  • I pick my way on to the flat plain of the marsh, and on through the foot-deep, salt marsh grasses and greyish-green sea purslane.

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  • I could see the little room in the pension in front of me as clear as day: white walls, a low ceiling, small greyish-green bedside tables, one sole chair and then one huge double bed under a gorgeous flower-patterned bedspread.

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  • He wears a greyish-green buttoned jacket with an upstanding collar and broad lapels.

    The Master Builder

  • Those greyish-green eyes complement a fair complexion and charming looks.

    New Bollywood Actress Sneha Ullal looks like Aishwarya Rai

  • A greyish-green covered truck was just rounding a bend.

    Surviving With Wolves

  • Grandpere had said to me, 'Watch out for the vertdegris,' meaning the soldiers in their greyish-green uniforms, but I wasn't worried, I was happy.

    Surviving With Wolves

  • I confess I have no great liking for that tree, the aspen, with its pale-lilac trunk and the greyish-green metallic leaves which it flings high as it can, and unfolds in a quivering fan in the air; I do not care for the eternal shaking of its round, slovenly leaves, awkwardly hooked on to long stalks.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Anemones, large as plates, royal blue and greyish-green, and each bristling with thousands of independent activities, embossed snow-white blocks.

    Tropic Days

  • They were greyish-green, heavily carunculated, and with curious white patches here and there on their bodies where the skin was shiny and lacking in pigment.

    My Family and Other Animals

  • Radauthal, Harz, where patches of pale greyish-green bastite are embedded in a darker-coloured serpentine.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"


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