oxford grey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxford grey a very dark grey color
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Usage

In literature:

The man in the grey suit stopped the omnibus, and got out in Oxford Street.
"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
This is the train of thought that followed the grey figure of a woman on a bicycle in Oxford Street.
"The Colour of Life" by Alice Meynell
There lay Oxford far beneath me, like a map in grey and black and silver.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
It was Oxford Grey and cost $26.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Gone out too, we suppose, the "Oxford-mixture trousers;" "Oxford grey" it was then called.
"Pickwickian Manners and Customs" by Percy Fitzgerald
So Lady Dashwood lay quietly looking at the narrow windows, from which college roofs opposite could be seen in a grey Oxford daylight.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
Very early in his Oxford career Elsmere was taken to hear a sermon by Mr. Grey, which made a deep impression on his mind.
"The Lure of the Camera" by Charles S. Olcott
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In poetry:

I came to Oxford in the light
Of a spring-coloured afternoon;
Some clouds were grey and some were white,
And all were blown to such a tune
Of quiet rapture in the sky,
I laughed to see them laughing by.
"Oxford" by Gerald Gould

In news:

The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight.
Steven Day, EE's chief of brand and communications, explains how its new logo represents its network as Marketing takes a tour of its flagship store in Oxford Street, freshly decked out in EE's turquoise, yellow and grey colours.
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