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iron gray

a medium shade of gray, like that of freshly broken iron.
Origin of iron gray
before 1000; Middle English iren grei, Old English īsengrǣg
Related forms
iron-gray, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Glad to see you again, Mr. Stephens," said he of the iron gray hair.

    Three People Pansy
  • There strayed to our camp an iron gray colt; The boys were all fraid him so on him I bolt.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • His hair was iron gray and his very hat seemed to be made to order for him.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • His hair was iron gray, and he had a full beard and mustache of the same color.

    Whitman John Burroughs
  • The upper portion is of granite, rugged and bare and iron gray.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • The moonlight showed it all iron gray, except where some elephants stood upon it, and their shadows were inky black.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • His closely cropped beard and hair were iron gray, and his mild blue eyes and shapely hands told of inbred qualities.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • He was a stalwart fellow, stern of feature, iron gray, and he gripped the girl's bare brown arm like a vise.

    The Deemster

    Hall Caine
  • Over a high and rather protrusive forehead, long hair of iron gray was always swept back.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • He was a peculiar man—of sixty-five about—iron gray, hard-faced, obstinate, and uncommunicative.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad

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