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Dark-grey   /dɑrk-greɪ/   Listen

Of a dark shade of grey.  Synonyms: dark-gray, oxford-gray, oxford-grey.

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"Dark-grey" Quotes from Famous Books

... killed all of them but Arthur, that Goll, son of Morna, put his two arms about and saved from death. Then they turned to go back to Ireland, bringing Arthur with them, and the three hounds. And as they were going, Goll chanced to look around him and he saw a dark-grey horse, having a bridle with fittings of worked gold. And then he looked to the left and saw a bay mare that was not easy to get hold of, and it having a bridle of silver rings and a golden bit. And Goll took hold of the two, ...
— Gods and Fighting Men • Lady I. A. Gregory

... lost Beyond all hope of diver, yea, beyond the plunging lead; On either side its rock-walls rise up to a mighty head, But by green slopes from the meadows 'tis easy drawing near To the brow whence the dark-grey rampart to the water goeth sheer: 'Tis as if the Niblung River had cleft the grave-mound through Of the mightiest of all Giants ere the Gods' work was to do; And indeed men well might deem it, that fearful sights lie hid Beneath ...
— The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs • William Morris

... are seen rising from the waters, covered with villages surrounded by date-palms, and other trees, while in the background the high-masted boats, with their pyramidal sails, are gliding to and fro. Numbers of sheep, goats, and poultry cover the hills, and near the shore the heads of the dark-grey buffaloes, which are here found in large herds, peer forth from the water. These creatures are fond of immersing their bodies in the cool flood, where they stand gazing at the passing ships. Here and there little plantations of twenty to thirty ...
— A Visit to the Holy Land • Ida Pfeiffer

... character in his way; at all events, he had not been fashioned in quite the same mould as the majority of the cottagers about him. They mostly, when past middle life, wore a heavy, dull and somewhat depressed look. This man had a twinkle in his dark-grey eyes, an expression of intelligent curiosity and fellowship; and his full face, bronzed with sixty or sixty-five years' exposure to the weather, was genial, as if the sunshine that had so long beaten on it had not been all used up in painting his skin that rich old-furniture ...
— Birds in Town and Village • W. H. Hudson

Words linked to "Dark-grey" :   oxford-grey, neutral, achromatic, oxford-gray, dark-gray

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