from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dark somewhat brownish-gray color.

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  • adj. of the color of slate or granite


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  • I watched my step as I crossed the space from gently bobbing shuttle to stone-gray quay.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The view from the plane is breathtaking: deep-blue lakes, dark-green fields, dun-colored deserts, stone-gray mountains, and the entire countryside peppered with whitewashed, red-roofed houses.

    Yitzhak Rabin - Nobel Lecture

  • It was not green or bright but stone-gray and dreary.

    Witches' Brew

  • "Especially when one has not delivered?" she asked mildly, the stone-gray eyes raking over me.

    The Death of Chaos

  • Never were her stone-gray eyes as wide or as hot with rage.

    Darkest Hour

  • And in conversation he had the habit of listening with eyes shaded by the lids, then suddenly shooting forth at the speaker a gleam from the stone-gray pupil which seemed to penetrate his innermost mind.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • As you open a window and stare at a stone-gray sky,

    American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany

  • I could fancy him in his new town house, struggling through some endless dinner party -- his cynical, stone-gray eyes sweeping up and down the table, his lips curled in that habitual sneer, his mind, perhaps, gone back to the red-and-blue room in Chelsea, where he had been wont to stand astride before the black mantel, bellowing indecencies into the ears of witty modernists.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • Lady Dawn of the portrait he exempted, not the Lady Dawn who had mocked him in passing with her steady stone-gray eyes.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

  • He had the feeling that behind his back the face had changed from the profile position in which it had been painted, so that the steady stone-gray eyes were challenging his attention.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel


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