greyish brown


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greyish brown a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color "she wore dun"
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In literature:

He had a brown, cunning little face, a thin greyish beard.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
He was a stout gentleman and he wore a brown hard hat; he had a square red face and a greyish moustache.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
The largest is the Great Kangaroo, of a greyish-brown colour, generally four or five feet high and the tail three.
"A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53." by Mrs. Charles (Ellen) Clacey
A slender snake, about five feet long, of a greyish brown on the back, and of a bright yellow on the belly, was seen nimbly climbing a tree.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
The neck is covered by a white mane, shaded with greyish-brown.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The water in the harbour basin is so shallow that the turn of the propeller stirs up the greyish-brown mud from the bottom.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Except just after changing their coats, when they are of a greyish hue, the general colour of the ibex is a dirty yellowish brown.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Below the hair, next the skin, is a fine, soft, greyish-brown wool.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Their color in winter is a steel grey and in summer is a greyish brown.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
The upper strata are of a greyish-brown color, which lower down becomes darker.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi