dun-coloured

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dun-coloured having a dun color
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Usage

In literature:

It is of a brownish-dun colour, with a somewhat white streak on the hind-quarters.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The atmosphere became dun-coloured, thickened at places into opaque and rushing veils.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
It resembled a dun-coloured mist or smoke, as if the plain at a great distance was on fire!
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A peculiar preparation of cod for the American market, by which it retains a dun or dark yellow colour.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Herds of beautiful white or dun-coloured oxen gave animation to the scenery.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
A faint dun-coloured haze crowned the kitchen chimney.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
These horses of the old time were clumsy at the fetlock and dun-coloured, with a rough tail and big head.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
The dusty mist was produced by the army on the march, and hovered above it like a dun-coloured cloud.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Now and then squads marched up and down, monotonously clad in khaki and dun-coloured helmets.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
DUN-coloured horses, origin of, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
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