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steel blue

dark bluish gray.
Origin of steel blue
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Guiana dolphins are steel blue to dark brown on the back and white on the belly.

  • The sun hung a low, red ball in the steel blue sky of winter.

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

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • Dead white and steel blue rudely repulsed the sensitive eye.

  • The sky, which had been of a steel blue, harbored great piled thunder-heads.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • One of the largest is the Eupetomena macroura, with a swallow tail, and a livery of brilliant emerald-green and steel blue.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • His eyes were a steel blue, the kind that men inured to the mining camps of the early west had learned were dangerous.

  • He's steel blue with tan markings on the head, chest, and legs.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • The moon like a disk of burnished silver set in a steel blue sky cast a weird, metallic light over the congealed wilderness.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for steel blue

steel blue

  1. a dark bluish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective): steel-blue eyes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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