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steel blue

noun
1.
dark bluish gray.
Origin of steel blue
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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Examples from the Web for steel blue
Historical Examples
  • He's steel blue with tan markings on the head, chest, and legs.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • The sun hung a low, red ball in the steel blue sky of winter.

    The Sword of Antietam Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Jack was nearly seventeen, with light hair and steel blue eyes.

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • The colour of Metoponorthus cingendus is steel blue with red or yellowish spots.

    The British Woodlice Wilfred Mark Webb
  • The sky, which had been of a steel blue, harbored great piled thunder-heads.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • His eyes were a steel blue, the kind that men inured to the mining camps of the early west had learned were dangerous.

  • The Fox, steel blue in the shade, becomes tawny as its namesake when its fur of rough waves is combed to redness in the sunlight.

    Lazarre

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The Squire had a short neck, a red face, steel blue eyes, and a white waistcoat.

    What a Man Wills Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • The sun smiled from a steel blue sky and danced in golden stripes on the bright, calm surface of the sea.

  • Dead white and steel blue rudely repulsed the sensitive eye.

British Dictionary definitions for steel blue

steel blue

noun
1.
  1. a dark bluish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective): steel-blue eyes
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