from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a gray color, somewhat resembling that of iron freshly broken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a gray hue approaching the color of freshly fractured iron.
  • n. A hue of gray approaching the color of freshly fractured iron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the color of freshly broken cast iron
  • adj. of the grey color of iron


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  • He was still blessed with a headful of iron-gray hair and the blue-green eyes Cooper had inherited.

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  • His face was tanned and leathery, topped by a full tuft of iron-gray hair.

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  • Barclay obviously felt it too, because he reached out a hand to steady himself against the iron-gray wall, and his hand went clean through it.

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  • Mihailović, a middle-aged stocky man who sported an iron-gray beard, black cap, and leather jacket, gave Mansfield and Seitz the royal treatment, much to the chagrin of the British.

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  • On the island of Grand Turk, where Hurricane Ike damaged roughly 95 percent of homes in September 2008, Peter White was taking no chances as the sparsely populated territory was slowly covered by iron-gray skies on Monday afternoon.

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  • On his way to a recent salvage job, Mr. Pleskun wore his iron-gray hair pulled back in a ponytail.

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  • Not more than fifty, thatched with a sparse growth of iron-gray hair, he looked several times the age of Dowsett.

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  • The boy did not understand, but in the blue eyes of the Celt, peering from under the mop of iron-gray hair, there was no mistaking the knowledge of the situation.


  • She raised her head and laughed into his eyes, the while brushing back the thick iron-gray hair which thatched the dome of his forehead.

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  • William Faulkner is a small, wiry man with closely cropped iron-gray hair; an upswept mus¬tache of a darker color; a thin, high-bridged aqui¬line nose; heavy-lidded and deeply set brown eyes in which melancholy, calculation and humor variously are reflected; and a face tanned and webbed, especially near the eyes, with the creases and lines and tiny tracings of advancing middle age and the erosion of many days spent in the open in all weathers.

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