from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the color of iron-rust; ferruginous.

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

  • adj. having the brown color of rust


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  • Tap the screen and a beautiful woman will tell you in a reasonably convincing voice that your wispy, rust-colored comb-over actually looks really good now that you've dyed it Auburn Sunburst Conflagration.

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  • In one mustard-yellow and rust-colored building, a group of archaeology students have gathered to discuss past trips to Mes Aynak and their hopes of one day returning.

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  • Brian Harkin for The Wall Street Journal City College of New York The rust-colored townhome, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, measures 3,200 square feet, is currently on the market for $2 million.

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  • When Schiavone's backhand sailed long on match point, Li fell to the court, covering the back of her white shirt with rust-colored clay.

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  • As he was pushing the largest one, he noticed a large rust-colored smear on its surface.

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  • I pulled gently on the miniature rust-colored door and looked inside, fearing gummy waste, pecked walls.

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  • Russian, which didn't even hint at rust-colored edges in the glass.



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