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iron grey

  1. a neutral or dark grey colour
  2. (as adjective): iron-grey hair
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  • In place of the black hair was a small fringe of iron grey locks.

  • The cheeks and nape are white, while the rest of the upper plumage is iron grey.

  • Then entered a knight in green armour, his steed an iron grey.

  • She wore no head covering, and her iron grey hair was parted smoothly.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • The colour faded from the sky, and there set in the iron grey of twilight.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
  • Presently a distant dark spot on the road evolved itself into a carriage—a phaeton and a pair of iron grey horses.

  • His hair and thick short beard had once been jet black, but were now iron grey.

    The Tree of Knowledge

    Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
  • Robert Bradshaw was a man of fifty, heavy-set, with iron grey hair and a square jaw.

    Piper in the Woods Philip K. Dick
  • His forehead is wide and steep; he has bushy brows, iron grey hair and beard, and red cheeks.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • With full square beard, iron grey hair, massive countenance, there was something leonine about Marshall Sothern.

    Wolf Breed

    Jackson Gregory

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