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  • adj. of grey resembling silver


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  • Most of his fluffy brown chick down had fallen out by the time I met him, having been replaced by sleek, silvery-gray feathers on his back and off-white feathers on his belly—the juvenile coloration for this species.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Though they still had bits of brown fluff here and there, they now sported the silvery-gray back feathers and off-white chest feathers of a juvenile African penguin.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • These larger chicks had already lost much of their fluffy chick down, and were sporting the sleek silvery-gray feathers of a juvenile African penguin, though they still had patches of fuzzy brown feathers clinging to their heads and shoulders.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • They stood in Castle Garden opposite the front entrance of the Aquarium, looking at its blocky white stone walls gleaming in the morning sun and the silvery-gray water of New York Harbor beyond.


  • In the spot where her mother had been stood a silvery-gray wolf.

    Claire de Lune

  • Surrounding the installations are extremely large, thick, silvery-gray landscape paintings.

    Netherworld Chic, Surreal Impressions

  • Her hair stylishly cropped and tinted the silvery-gray of a Rolls Royce, she strikes terror but also admiring awe in the hearts of her minions.

    'Woodstock' Is One Boring Trip, Man

  • As an element, platinum (chemical symbol Pt) is a silvery-gray metal with an atomic number of 78.


  • This is a reference to the silvery-gray color of metallic, non-crystalline selenium.


  • Titanium is a hard, silvery-gray metallic element.



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