graying, balding, some with canes, some with hearing aids, but ever so happy to reunite and swap tales.
He had a scraggly beard and his once clean-shaven head was ringed by a horseshoe of graying hair.
The 50-year-old graying stallion announced that he and his 32-year-old Italian showgirl have called their fairytale romance quits.
But it looks like with his graying hair, he also has come to appreciate the benefits of a non-contact sport.
At least one member of the graying group has noticed the irony.
The tall man, whose hair was graying about the temples, held up a hand.
Because of the moonlight she did not heed the graying of the east.
His hair was graying slightly at the temples, with a fortyish hairline.
I saw no humor in the bent forms and graying hair of the men.
If the night was not yet, in fact, completely over, the moon and the graying east gave the effect of morning.
Old English græg (Mercian grei), from Proto-Germanic *grisja- "gray" (cf. Old Norse grar, Old Frisian gre, Middle Dutch gra, Dutch graw, Old High German grao, German grau), with no certain cognates outside Germanic. French gris, Spanish gris, Italian grigio, Medieval Latin griseus are Germanic loan-words.
The distinction between British grey and U.S. gray developed 20c. The noun is c.1200, from the adjective. Gray as figurative for "Southern troops in the U.S. Civil War" is first recorded 1863, in reference to their uniform color. Expression the gray mare is the better horse in reference to households ruled by wives is recorded from 1540s. The verb is 1610s (with an isolated instance from late 14c.). Related: Grayed; graying.
A unit for a specific absorbed dose of radiation equal to 100 rads.
Gray (grā), Henry. 1825?-1861.
British anatomist whose work Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical (1858), known as Gray's Anatomy, remains a standard text.