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pearl grey

  1. a light bluish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective): pearl-grey shoes
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  • You are to wear your pearl grey, with any amount of Honiton lace jabbed into it.

  • The beak is three-quarters of an inch in length, pearl grey, or whitish.

  • Miss Douce said yes, sitting with his ex, pearl grey and eau de Nil.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • They were clad in scarlet garments lined with pearl grey and vair.

    Over Strand and Field

    Gustave Flaubert
  • His trim black frock-coat and pearl grey trousers set off his alert athletic figure to advantage.

    A Duet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Genevieve was dressed in pearl grey, with an elegance a little too fashionable to please Andrews.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • The doors opened and Rosa Phillips entered, magnificently jewelled and dressed in a rich silk of pearl grey.

    Down the Mother Lode Vivia Hemphill
  • The girl was dressed in a pearl grey and pink sports coat, with a large black hat, and carried a silver chain handbag.

    The Doctor of Pimlico William Le Queux
  • He wore a high crowned, pearl grey fedora, set squarely on his head and his fleecy coat had heavily padded shoulders.

  • Never was a Japanese screen so realised as by these birds against the pearl grey sea and yellow sand.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas

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