straw-coloured love


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

  • adj. having the color of dry straw


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  • To her left lay great pale fields of stubble, lit by a gleam of watery straw-coloured sun, and above the curved brown furrows swooped and swirled great flocks of dark birds, like the congregated spirit of many souls in torment.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • In another, a woman with straw-coloured hair sits on a roadside bench with a fast-food takeaway on her lap.

    Paul Graham: 'The photography I most respect pulls something out of the ether'

  • The straw-coloured hat, the bright green paddy fields and the black buffalo grazing all around – a world pure and beautiful, hidden and charming.

    "Vietnam, Rising Dragon"

  • Even in the lamplit and moonlit dark, Eugene recognised that potato face and shock of straw-coloured hair.


  • She had a dark, Celtic beauty which, though striking, was yet less unusual than her daughter's, with the straw-coloured hair that my mother tossed around so wildly, like a lion's mane.

    Marie Connor Leighton

  • The straw-coloured bottle brushes remaining at the branch tips mark the edges of the darkening ride like pale hanging lanterns.

    Country diary: New Forest

  • The one was a man of fifty years or more, thickset, barrel-chested, built like the bole of a tree, and burned by the sun and the spray and the wind to a reddish brown darker than the two braids of straw-coloured hair that framed his broad countenance, and the long moustaches that hung lower than his jaw.

    His Disposition

  • Two, barrel-chested and moustached, with hair in straw-coloured braids down either cheek, held Cadfael pinioned by the arms.

    His Disposition

  • His straw-coloured ring of cropped hair had an unruly spikiness, recalling the child.

    His Disposition

  • For the only other person in the room was the meagre little deacon from Lichfield, in his rusty black habit, his spiky ring of straw-coloured hair growing stubbornly every way, his grey eyes as always wide, direct and tranquil.

    His Disposition


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