Definitions

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  • adj. of a brown color with a greenish tinge

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Examples

  • Beginning December 2012, product names will appear in standard colors and positions in a plain font and size on packets colored a dark olive-brown.

    BAT Sues Over Australia Cigarette Package Law

  • FIVE ON THE WINGSiberian rubythroat Luscinia calliopeA member of the thrush family which is distinguished by its olive-brown upper parts, bright red throat and white stripes above and below the eyes.

    Rare birds flock to British shores in record numbers

  • Product names will appear in standard colors and positions in a regular font and size on packets colored a dark olive-brown, which government research has found holds the lowest appeal to smokers.

    Australia Brings Tobacco Legislation to Parliament

  • Under the laws, tobacco-product names will appear in standard colors and positions in a plain font and size on packets colored a dark olive-brown.

    Australia Questions Philip Morris Packaging Fight

  • Beginning December 2012, product names will appear in standard colors and positions in a plain font and size on packets colored a dark olive-brown, which government research has found holds the lowest appeal to smokers.

    Australia Cigarette-Packaging Curbs Prompt Suit.

  • In one classic version, "Calyx" is a swarm of bizarre shapes, in yellow and orange and black, that crawl across the olive-brown linen they're silkscreened onto.

    Lucienne Day's textiles transcended mere fabric as examples of fine abstract art

  • A researcher with the Wildlife Conservation Society stumbled upon the small, olive-brown large-billed reed warbler in 2008 and taped its distinctive song—a recording experts now say is probably the first ever.

    Archive 2010-01-17

  • A white embroidered waistcoat, an old coat of olive-brown with metal buttons, and a shirt with a flat-pleated frill completed his costume.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • They waited for their turns like people in line at the savings and loan … And what a beauty a baby Baltimore oriole was, with its olive-brown head, barred black-and-white wings, an patch of burnt yellow on the breast.

    2007 August « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Their living quarters were standard Nissen huts—prefabricated plates of corrugated iron, bolted together in the shape of a half-cylinder and painted a drab olive-brown.

    Masters of the Air

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