pepper-and-salt love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Salt-and-pepper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a color consisting either of a light ground (as white, drab, gray, etc.) dotted or speckled finely with a dark color, as black or dark gray, or of black or dark gray thickly and evenly speckled with white or light gray: said of a fabric or a garment.
  • n. The plant harbinger-of-spring: so named from the mixture of white petals and dark stamens in its umbels.

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

  • n. a fabric woven with flecks of light and dark


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  • Hes a fit, camera-friendly man in his mid-40s with bright blue eyes, neatly trimmed pepper-and-salt hair and a gentle demeanor.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • He is dressed in a coarse pepper-and-salt suit excessively patched and darned

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • There was a man on board this boat, with a light fresh-coloured face, and a pepper-and-salt suit of clothes, who was the most inquisitive fellow that can possibly be imagined.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Monsieur Guillaume wore loose black velvet breeches, pepper-and-salt stockings, and square toed shoes with silver buckles.

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • He begins to pull at his dark pepper-and-salt fringe, or at least he did until he recently had it shampooed and trimmed.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • And though he wore corduroys at work, and a slop-made pepper-and-salt suit on Sundays, strangers would turn round to look after him on the road.

    Amy Foster

  • There was a vociferous red-faced polyglot personal conductor in a pepper-and-salt suit, very long in the arms and legs and very active.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • She was about forty, I suppose, with very crisp pepper-and-salt hair shaped almost like a battle-helmet.


  • He rode to hounds in a pepper-and-salt frock, and was one of the best fishermen in the county.

    Vanity Fair

  • Peter had been made to trim his beard, and, dressed in unassuming pepper-and-salt, looked with his docile eyes and quiet voice a very respectable servant.



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