from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dull bluish-gray color, approximating to the color of lead.


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  • "O branches! why are you lead-color and we golden?"

    A Child's Story Garden

  • PAINTS, white, the composition of 3; 83; 271 lead-color, the composition of 3; 84; 271 black, the composition of 3; 84; 271 for tarpaulins, the composition of 3; 84; 271

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • In form he is a very elegant bird, somewhat slender, his back of a bluish lead-color becoming nearly black on his crown; the under part of his body, from his throat down, is of a light, delicate yellow, with a belt of black dots across his breast.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • The sky was mottled lead-color, the wind blew less strongly, but cold — cold.

    More Jonathan Papers

  • The moon was suddenly snuffed out and the sea grew lead-color -- like a passion that has gone stale.


  • The vast seas, green and black and lead-color, thundered down upon the rocks as if they would batter them to fragments.

    Kings in Exile

  • The water in the streams lost its vivid green and became lead-color streaked with white foam.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • As Ridge was rowed ashore he directed Ensign Comly's attention to a large steam-yacht painted lead-color in imitation of the war-ships, but flying a Red Cross flag, that had evidently just arrived.

    "Forward, March" A Tale of the Spanish-American War

  • When we first went out it was a deep, mottled, lead-color; but the sky cleared, and toward sunset the waters became burnished over, changing to a warm golden gray, and looking beautiful in their setting of snow and evergreens.

    Rural Hours

  • Its doors and drawers were painted a clean lead-color, and there were places round the knobs and buttons where the touch of hands had worn deep into the wood.

    The Queen's Twin and Other Stories


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