from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the color of lead; of a dull-grayish color: as, lead-colored clouds.

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  • adj. having the color of lead


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  • For the hallway, she floated the idea of a dark, lead-colored gray paint called "Downpipe," describing it as "daring."

    Painting Outside the Lines

  • The sea gently knocked at the ramparts of the Portuguese citadel, mustard - and lead-colored after centuries of wear.

    India’s New Face

  • The sun had disappeared, and a lead-colored twilight settled down.


  • Apart from another distant mutter of thunder, the lead-colored day was very quiet.

    Thin Air

  • Yesterday, Laila watched her children play in the downpour, hopping from one puddle to another in their backyard beneath a lead-colored sky.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • A slow, soaking rain fell from a lead-colored sky.

    Fateful Journeys

  • She ventured to the lead-colored dwelling of Mrs. Dave Dyer.

    Main Street

  • She and her team unclasped their breakaway harnesses and plummeted, feet-first, into the lead-colored water.

    A Time to Kill

  • There was a sheer plunge of two hundred feet and then a wasteland of moor and lead-colored pond, undulating northward toward the smoky mists of distant Caledonia.

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  • Through the swirling snow, the lead-colored sky appeared only as tiny patches of gray, peeking through an unrelenting canopy of frosted green, the arms of countless towering firs stretching forever toward the sky.

    Scott Free


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