from The Century Dictionary.
- Belonging to, resembling, or characteristic of pewter: as, a pewtery taste.
- noun Pewter collectively.
- noun A pewter closet; a place for keeping pewter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Belonging to, or resembling, pewter.
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- adjective Of or resembling
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The stout German, for her part, looked at both her visitors with pewtery, vacant-looking eyes, smiling affably and evidently not understanding Russian.
The two aunts go on sitting in the same position immovably, with their arms folded across their bosoms and doze, staring with their pewtery little eyes at the lamp.
All night Navagin dreamed of a gaunt old clerk in a shabby uniform, with a face as yellow as a lemon, hair that stood up like a brush, and pewtery eyes; the clerk said something in a sepulchral voice and shook a bony finger at him.
As she said good-bye she slipped three hundred roubles into his hand; he seemed taken aback, and looked at her for a minute in silence with his pewtery eyes, but then seemed to understand and said:
Beyond them, in the prolonged northern twilight, the waters of the bay took on a peculiar pewtery brightness, but with the usual mourning-edged border of Scotch seacoast scenery.
'Aha! he's come!' growled the major, casting a sidelong glance out of his pewtery eyes upon Pyetushkov, and not stirring from his place.
On one of his Potomac farms, a portion of the land is exceedingly heavy -- pewtery land, as it is termed from its tendency when wet to run together, presenting a glistening appearance somewhat resembling that metal.
‘Aha! he’s come!’ growled the major, casting a sidelong glance out of his pewtery eyes upon Pyetushkov, and not stirring from his place.
Both coins are made of a greasy pewtery sort of tin; and I thought the biggest was the most valuable: but the fellow showed a sense of their value, and a disposition seemingly to cut any man’s throat who did not understand it.