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Gray-brown   /greɪ-braʊn/   Listen
Gray-brown

adjective
1.
Of brown tinged with grey.  Synonyms: grayish-brown, grey-brown, greyish-brown.






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"Gray-brown" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the leaves, the budding of the springtime. "It seems to me that in case of need I should know very well how to make a spring," she writes. She loves too the "fine, crystal days of autumn." Sometimes, in the evening, she has "gray-brown thoughts which grow black at night," but she never dwells upon these. Her "habitual thought—that which one must have for God, if one does his duty"—is for her daughter. "My dear child," she writes, "it is only you that I prefer to the tranquil ...
— The Women of the French Salons • Amelia Gere Mason

... begin while we spun gaily from Arles to Aigues Mortes, through pleasant if sometimes puerile-seeming country (puerile only because we hadn't its history dropping from our fingers' ends); but there was time, between coming in sight of the huge, gray-brown towers and driving in through the fortified gateway, for me to take that great leap from the present ...
— The Motor Maid • Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson

... the morning, when pasturing was over for the time, the ram and the little ewe lay down in the shade of a steep rock, comfortably chewing their cud, while the lamb slept at its mother's side. The ram, deeply contented, did not observe two gray-brown, stealthy forms creeping along the slope, from bush to rock, and from stump to hillock. But the ewe, ever on the watch, presently caught sight of them, and sprang to her feet with a snort of terror. She knew well enough what a lynx was. Yet for all her terror ...
— The Watchers of the Trails - A Book of Animal Life • Charles G. D. Roberts

... Underground World was a little fat man clothed in gray-brown garments that were the exact color of the rock throne in which he was seated. His bushy hair and flowing beard were also colored like the rocks, and so was his face. He wore no crown of any sort, and his only ornament was a broad, jewel-studded ...
— Ozma of Oz • L. Frank Baum

... from all sides, the gray-brown powder that had been coughed from within the earth. It made a floor where Rawson could have walked with safety. But ...
— Two Thousand Miles Below • Charles Willard Diffin

... Bronte relics are kept—but we delayed going in that we might see the old parsonage first, the shrine where the preserved relics had once made "home." Oh, mother, the sadness of it, tucked away among the crowding tombstones, all gray-brown together, among weeds and early falling leaves! Here already it was autumn; and though I could fancy a pale, frosty spring, and a white, ice-bound winter, my imagination could conjure up no richness ...
— Set in Silver • Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

... sing on, you gray-brown bird, Sing from the swamps, the recesses, pour your chant from the bushes, Limitless out of the dusk, out ...
— Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday • Various



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