The winter can be so drab—all greys, blacks, and neutral tones.
Jagged walls of rock, a palette of blacks and greys, loom over us.
From the greys I went on to the other two regiments of the brigade and the horse batteries, where I witnessed similar scenes.
He has not been like the same man since he connected himself with the greys so decidedly.
These are the advance-guard, formed of the "greys" or veteran troops.
The greys have no concern with it; but they will think they have.
But from all accounts the 'greys' have got everything, and then some.
How in the world did you get the Davenports and the greys, my dear?
All Deerbrook had been informed of their expected arrival—as it always was of everything which concerned the greys.
Won't there be a big splash though when the Maises and greys all tumble in.
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.