Lincoln would endure bout after bout of the hypos, until a permanent sadness settled onto his sallow face.
Junkies have their own look (emaciated, haunted, sallow) and their own junk names: Doolie, Cash, and Dupré.
This John is sickly and sallow, his body lacking plasticity.
He has a sallow skin, a watery eye, a shambling gait, but he has the facts.
Moreover, he was characteristically thin and tall and sallow.
In late June and through July the moth is on the wing, and may occasionally be seen at rest on leaves or stems of sallow, etc.
She is not only pale, but sallow, and there are hollows in her cheeks.
But to return to our sallow mutton, or black sheep, if you choose.
I recognized, under the cowl, the thin, sallow face and the sombre eyes.
Imperceptibly, it came to be known that Monsieur the tall and sallow mason yonder, was acquainted with the facts.
Old English salo "dusky, dark" (related to sol "dark, dirty"), from Proto-Germanic *salwa- (cf. Middle Dutch salu "discolored, dirty," Old High German salo "dirty gray," Old Norse sölr "dirty yellow"), from PIE root *sal- "dirty, gray" (cf. Old Church Slavonic slavojocije "grayish-blue color," Russian solovoj "cream-colored"). Related: Sallowness.
"shrubby willow plant," Old English sealh (Anglian salh), from Proto-Germanic *salhjon (cf. Old Norse selja, Old High German salaha, and first element in German compound Salweide), from PIE *sal(i)k- "willow" (cf. Latin salix "willow," Middle Irish sail, Welsh helygen, Breton halegen "willow"). French saule "willow" is from Frankish salha, from the Germanic root. Used in Palm Sunday processions and decorations in England before the importing of real palm leaves began.
sallow sal·low (sāl'ō)
adj. sal·low·er, sal·low·est
Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion. v. sal·lowed, sal·low·ing, sal·lows
To make sallow.