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  • adj. Somewhat tan in colour.

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  • adj. of a color resembling tan


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tan +‎ -ish


  • The car that Michaela was kidnapped in was described as tannish or possibly with primary on it.

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  • The woman, described as being in her early 30s with "tannish" shoulder-length brown hair, allegedly pulled up to a curb next to where the girl was standing.

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  • And Ellen, a tannish-brown bundle of energy, still loves her food but loves her visitors even more – smothering them with kisses as soon as they walk through the door.

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  • She had high cheekbones, a tannish skin and a golden collar.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • From the saddle of the roan, Mykel surveyed the nearly completed Cadmian compound, standing out amid the tannish grasses of the grazing lands to the north.

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  • The road wound through a wide valley filled with stub-bled fields and meadows whose grasses had been cut, leaving a short tannish thatch.

    Soarer's Choice

  • Although it appears slightly smaller, it is quite strong, and its skin is rockhard and tannish.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • In the misty grayness just before dawn, Kharl slipped from under the canvas flap covered with tannish marsh grass.


  • He turned to see two squat figures, almost caricatures of indigens, with rough and rocky tannish skin into which crystals were embedded, appear to ooze out of the very rocks to his right, taking shape less than three yards away.

    Alector's Choice

  • As we stepped out to the edge of the nearby limestone dropoff (not quite high enough to be a "cliff"), being leary of getting the masked heeler too closen to danger with her vision problems, I was startled by a scrabbling of dirt, and a flash of tannish-white butt bursting over the crest below.

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