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  • adjective of grey tinged with yellow


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  • Save for two in the middle of the street, they were all precisely the same — yellow-grey boxes with slate tents on top.

    The Years

  • Now, from out of the ripped-open side of the mountain, a chthonic blood oozed, yellow-grey, viscous, steaming hot.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The fog had closed in again, thick yellow-grey in the weak daylight.

    A Funeral In Blue

  • Hester looked sideways at him in the hansom as they moved through the streets muffled by fog, passing from the thick, yellow-grey density which caught in the throat, and out into a paler, thinner patch where the light broke through and she could see the black lattice of branches above.

    A Funeral In Blue

  • Doncaster took the weather that would have smiled on poor Guy F. Kris and I almost missed the first race owing to the programme's early start in the short daylight, but watched the second under the bright yellow-grey sky that itself brought out smiles, good humour, and the favourites as winners.

    Second Wind

  • She found the shop and ate her ice-cream sitting on a bench outside, but by the time she had finished the insistent breeze had whipped up into a chill wind, and the sky was a curious yellow-grey colour.

    Consultant Care

  • The salvo showed as a volcanic eruption of smoke that blurred the far crest with yellow-grey smoke.

    Sharpe's Waterloo

  • Its most recent transformation had been also the most radical, so that little could now be seen of the original shiny yellow-grey bricks for glossier expanses of plate glass.


  • His small eyes were pale and there was a crop of unattractive dampish yellow-grey hair about his face and chin.

    The White Cottage Mystery

  • The clothes were different, of course, but there was something familiar about those red-rimmed eyes and that revoltingly sticky-looking, yellow-grey moustache.

    The White Cottage Mystery


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