from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a lustrous dark-bluish color, resembling steel tempered blue.
  • noun A lustrous dark-bluish color; a darker shade than Berlin blue and less chromatic, but nearly of the same hue. See blue.


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  • He looked at me through his steel-blue, very alive eyes.

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  • There is the same close-up picture of Glen Campbell on the front and back of the sleeve – a clean-shaven, tidy-haired Glen glances to the left, yet out at us, with steel-blue eyes.

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  • The attractive lavender-gray surfaces gradually change to steel-blue at the borders.

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  • "I'm feeling great at where the American people are, considering what they've gone through," said Obama, who wore a charcoal suit, steel-blue tie and stern look of concentration.

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  • The Copper Beeches and Aspens spangle goldenly against the steel-blue sky.

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  • Her ragged bathroom belly flaunting retro-blue-frosted polished stumps stiff to the touch squat reflection on her steel-blue veins the rest of her remains, a goth-inspired charcoal disposable beloved,

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  • The Copper Beeches and Aspens spangle goldenly against the steel-blue sky.

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  • Which slid mercurially down, marking another steel-blue pool, slightly oval, on the fine wiry carpet.

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  • Heaving open the vaultlike door, she walked through the steel-blue dining room, past the polished nickel tables and chairs and the white, ultrasuede banquettes, her heels clicking across the terrazzo floor.

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  • Williams rolls his steel-blue eyes and shakes his graying temples from side to side at metaphysical talk of a preternatural Woods, of a man who, as the legend goes, may or may not be a god but was almost certainly sent by one.



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