I asked, watching buzzards, white-backed vultures, and tawny eagles corkscrew skyward on thermals.
Inspector Dunbar sat up very straight, his brows drawn down over the tawny eyes.
He squared his great shoulders and threw back his tawny head.
The tawny color above this spot is of a darker hue than that below and outside of it.
The red blood spouted, and the huge body dropped in a tawny heap.
For a long moment the tawny creature stood motionless, hoping that the prey would wander toward him.
A gigantic figure, tawny and red, fought its way to the surface.
For, like a streak of tawny light, Buff had whirled out of the dooryard and was fleeing up the road.
The tawny eyes, with their heart of fire, rested upon him approvingly.
Underneath wisps of tawny hair, rather Mephistophelian, were clear-blue eyes, brilliant and sharp as a brigands.
"tan-colored," late 14c., from Anglo-French tauné "associated with the brownish-yellow of tanned leather," from Old French tané (12c.), past participle of taner "to tan hides," from Medieval Latin tannare (see tan).