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  • adj. of grey tinged with olive


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  • It's faded from it's original sage green to a kind of olive-gray sheen, and the kids have grafitti'd it with several marker streaks that we haven't been able to get out.

    The Future of Broadband, the Demise of the Couch

  • His reward, and my redemption for the errors of the day before, came wrapped in olive-gray feathers.

    Young Guns

  • Both eyestalks had retracted as far as they could, giving the native's eyes the appearance of resting directly on the cap-like upper portion of its olive-gray body.

    Sliding Scales

  • The olive-gray eyes remained steady, not a glimmer of doubt on their calm surface.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • The truculent set of her features and the hard flash in her olive-gray eyes were warnings for those in her way to move.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • Asia Minor -- an olive-gray powder fell at Shanghai.

    The Book of the Damned

  • There was nothing but the hills and a sky growing pale with heat and the patches of olive-gray sagebrush in the distance.

    Way of the Lawless

  • "Well, I'll think it over, but ---- Oh, look here, I'm going to have a porch made out of fresh saplings, outside of my room, and it 'll overlook the hills, and it' ll have outdoor cots with olive-gray army blankets over them, and when you wake up in the morning you'll see the hills in the first sunlight."

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • The bird is in plain view before me, and I may watch him either with or without my glass; he has a short, conical bill; his upper parts are gray or olive-gray; cervical patch of a greenish tinge; under parts whitish, spotted with dusk or brown.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • The rock was coarsely crystalline, and gray, or olive-gray in color.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)


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