from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lead-gray.


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  • Nothing but heavy leaden-gray clouds and a stiff wind up here in central Maine.

    Making Light: Like an ice storm, only with more volume

  • Da Capo Press The carriage drew up at the Fifteenth Street entrance to the Northeast Executive Building, a squat, thirty-year-old, two-story structure, its leaden-gray paintwork leavened with white trim.

    'Tycoon's War'

  • From the steamer one could see neither the water, nor the shore, nor the sky; a leaden-gray gloominess enwrapped it on all sides; devoid of shadings, painfully monotonous, the gloominess was motionless, it oppressed the steamer with immeasurable weight, slackened its movements and seemed as though preparing itself to swallow it even as it was swallowing the sounds.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • In contrast to the three other offerings the fourth was dull, leaden-gray, ugly metal set with an ill-formed cluster of badly-cut stones.

    Uncharted Stars

  • Between these contrasting banks flowed the Seine, leaden-gray, its surface ruffled by passing barges.

    Maigret's War of Nerves

  • The landscape looked wet and lush and rampant, of a deep-seated green, and instead of the china-blue skies the dull, leaden-gray heavens seemed to hang low and heavy overhead, like a portending fate.

    Zone Policeman 88; a close range study of the Panama canal and its workers

  • All steam is crowded on while the leaden-gray fighter -- the one craft that the submarine fears -- makes for her prey.

    Our Navy in the War

  • A leaden-gray dome of cloud had closed in over the morning sky and the feeling of snow was in the air.

    A Spoil of Office A Story of the Modern West

  • For though it was only half-past three in the afternoon, they thought it was no use sitting up any longer on such a make-believe of a day, when not the least little ray of sunshine had succeeded in creeping through the leaden-gray sky.

    The Tapestry Room: A Child's Romance

  • The sky continued to darken as the vast, dim pall of leaden-gray cloud overspread it, and cold, raw gusts of wind began to sigh ominously from the northeast.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine


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