from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Colored like lead.
  • n. A color resembling that of lead. Also leaden-gray.


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  • Wooden carvings shone white in the lead-gray twilight, ramrod-straight window frames spoke of expensive replacements made with the best timber.

    Red Wolf

  • But soon the sky darkened with lead-gray clouds and it began to rain, a dull, drumming drizzle that penetrated the heaviest cloak.

    Finnegan teoriza la practica de cuerdas

  • The old Domino Sugar plant has an icy spot on the Williamsburg waterfront, staring across lead-gray waters to the Manhattan shoreline.

    Building Stories: New Domino's Pip Squeaks

  • It was a sultry, stifling day, and a thick carpet of lead-gray cloud was trapping the heat.


  • A jet of foaming lead-gray viscous liquid struck his mouth and nose and both of his eyes.

    Rain Gods

  • These lead-gray late-winter days are especially dreary for many conservatives.

    Vacuum Vs. Resentment

  • My daughter begins another symmetrical design, placing one of the sharp metal legs of the kom-pah into the center of the paper then easing the pencil leg down until its lead-gray nose touches the snow-white paper.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The lead-gray color of the straw told me that it hadn't been baled or stacked recently.

    Warning Signs

  • A fine mist began drifting down from a lead-gray sky.

    Advance and Retreat

  • He was awake when dawn broke lead-gray and misty, the sun a red-glowing forge at the edge of the world.

    Ilse Witch


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