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steel grey

  1. a dark grey colour, usually slightly purple
  2. (as adjective): a steel-grey suit
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  • Their color in winter is a steel grey and in summer is a greyish brown.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • Then turning his steel grey eyes on the boys he smiled faintly.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • I surveyed his tall, spare figure, his steel grey hair and sharply-cut features, the latter pinked by the evening glow.

    The Sequel George A. Taylor
  • Instead, of a sharp skinny ear, and a steel grey eye—one or other of which she suspects to be covering the keyhole.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • A big man, with coal black hair and steel grey eyes, led the party.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • And his steel grey eyes instead of looking into Freddy's, looked at Freddy's lips as though to draw the words out.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • The river was a broad sheet of steel grey veined with paler streaks of foam.

    My African Journey

    Winston Churchill
  • As obtained by the reduction of the chloride, it is a steel grey powder of specific gravity 7.06.

  • There was a slight contraction of the forehead, an ominous glitter in his steel grey eyes.

    The Malefactor E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • His eyes were a steel grey, and his hair was long and white, hanging on his shoulders, and he wore a long thin beard.

    The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen

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