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  • adjective having the color of lead


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  • 'There now!' said Uriah, looking flabby and lead-coloured in the moonlight.

    Charles Dickens and Uriah Heep

  • The swollen lead-coloured under lip trembled with a shameful whine.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Till a lead-coloured fog gathered up from the deep,

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The toy is a tiny spherical basket of neatly interwoven thin strips of cane from one of the creeping palms, in which is enclosed one of the smooth, hard, lead-coloured seeds of the CAESALPINIA BONDUCELLA.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The day was lead-coloured; the road had stone factories alongside of it, — grey, dull-coloured rows of stone cottages belonging to these factories, and then we came to poor, hungry-looking fields; — stone fences everywhere, and trees nowhere.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • Elric followed the navigator's gaze but saw only the same lead-coloured sky.

    The Fortress of the Pearl

  • The thing that came out of the cave was something he had never even imagined - along lead-coloured snout, dull red eyes, no feathers or fur, a long lithe body that trailed on the ground, legs whose elbows went up higher than its back like a spider's cruel claws, bat's wings that made a rasping noise on the stones, yards of tail.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • "Look yonder!" cried Carleton, and he pointed to the line of the horizon, which had hitherto been of grey, lead-coloured vapour.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • Opposite the student was a middle-aged fat "Assessor," with a small girl in long frilled drawers and short petticoats; and on the other side of the gangway were two homely-looking women in lead-coloured garments.

    A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes

  • In the bed of the river, near the sea, is a mine of silver; the ore is in very small particles, like lead-coloured sand, intermixed with mud.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa


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