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  • adj. of white tinged with grey


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  • In the autumn, as the meadows were not mown, the grass withered as it stood, falling this way and that, as the wind had blown it; the seeds dropped, and the bennets became a greyish-white, or, where the docks and sorrel were thick, a brownish-red.

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  • His appearance is distinguished, his profile finely cut, his eyes piercing, his hair and beard curly and greyish-white.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • At last, after a great space, they became greyish-white, and stayed thus for a very long time.

    The House on the Borderland

  • Almost the whole of the bottom of this central plain (which extends for many hundred miles in a north and south direction) is covered by a fine mud, which, when brought to the surface, dries into a greyish-white friable substance.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • Dr. Wilson, of Bombay, showed me a specimen in his possession, which externally appeared to be a black slag, with the inside of a bright and sparkling greyish-white, the result of admixture of nickel with the iron.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • They are then dried, pulverised and sieved to give a greyish-white or creamy-yellow flour.

    Chapter 17

  • He handed Muldoon a piece of cheap, soft, greyish-white paper.

    The Lunatic Fringe

  • Apart from that, they had finished their enquiries at the house, and Mr Stuart was at liberty to have the other rooms cleaned, if he wished, where the fingerprint dust lay greyish-white on every polished surface.

    In The Frame

  • In his right hand he carried a transparent case containing greyish-white pulse foil, apparently of the same kind that was used on Arkon.

    Blue System

  • _Caesium hydroxide_, Cs (OH) _2, obtained by the decomposition of the sulphate with baryta water, is a greyish-white deliquescent solid, which melts at a red heat and absorbs carbon dioxide rapidly.

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


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