neutral-coloured love



from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a color that does not attract attention


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  • Upon a dead bailer shell stands an anemone about four inches high — a neutral-coloured stem surmounted by a head of pink and purple waving filaments.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • On the other side of the river the neutral-coloured villages could be picked out by their white saint-houses.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • A neutral-coloured beast, something like a donkey, bundled out in a clumsy, unwilling sort of manner, and on his egress commenced cropping the grass with the utmost _sang froid_ and placidity.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • He wore a plain yellow robe, and, his pointed chin resting upon his bosom, he looked down at me, revealing a great expanse of the marvellous brow with its sparse, neutral-coloured hair.

    The Devil Doctor

  • Uttering its shrill, whistling cry, it leapt on to his shoulder, clutched with its tiny fingers at the scanty, neutral-coloured hair upon his crown, and bent forward, peering grotesquely into that still, dreadful face.

    The Devil Doctor

  • I saw a little red streak appear, up by the neutral-coloured hair, under the black cap.

    The Devil Doctor

  • He was as colourless of character as the neutral-coloured clothes he wore, as the neutral-coloured hair that sprawled upon his crown, as the neutral-coloured eyes with which he observed the world.

    Chapter 32

  • The quail flew low and hard, offering in the gathering twilight and against the neutral-coloured earth marks worthy of good shooting.

    The Killer

  • And there was nothing to be seen there which betokened that a drama of life and death was being constructed in that formal-looking place of neutral-coloured walls, precise furniture, and atmosphere of repression.

    The Borough Treasurer

  • She held up one finger in its neutral-coloured cotton glove, and shook it slowly from side to side.

    The Isle of Unrest


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