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grey

(now esp US), gray
1. of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light
2. greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish
3. (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated
4. any of a group of grey tones
5. grey cloth or clothing
6. an animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish

Grey

1. Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. 1764--1845, British statesman. As Whig prime minister (1830--34), he carried the Reform Bill of 1832 and the bill for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1833)
2. Sir Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. 1862--1933, British statesman; foreign secretary (1905--16)
3. Sir George. 1812--98, British statesman and colonial administrator; prime minister of New Zealand (1877--79)
4. Lady Jane. 1537--54, queen of England (July 9--19, 1553); great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, persuaded Edward VI to alter the succession in her favour, but after ten days as queen she was imprisoned and later executed
5. Zane. 1875--1939, US author of Westerns, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
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One looks at one's crystal ball Of older and grayer times One
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The longtime chairman and chief executive of its Kaplan education division, Jonathan Grayer, resigned unexpectedly on Wednesday.
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Through a chance encounter in Central Park, Annie wins a position as a nanny to Upper East Side doyenne Mrs X (Laura Linney) and her precocious young son Grayer (Nicholas Reese Art).
She's hired by rich New York wife Mrs X (Laura Linney) as a nanny, as she's too busy shopping and lunching to look after her cute little boy Grayer (Nicholas Art).
Through a chance encounter in Central Park, Annie wins a position as nanny to Upper East Side doyenne Mrs X (Laura Linney) and her young son Grayer (Nicholas Reese Art).
Annie feeds her mother a lie and moves into the X's guest room, suffering the tantrums of Grayer and stumbling upon an illicit liaison between Mr X (Giamatti) and associate Miss Chicago (Garbiras).
The line up is: Back row (from left): Janet Stringer, Anne Grayer, Jean Ough, Miss W M Barrow (headmistress), Hilary Townsend, Miss M S Black (form tutor and science teacher), Mary Norman, Valerie Sowter, Norma Chalker, Joan Pedley, Pauline Haltam, Julia Fisher and Janet Case.
For the Department of Education or public broadcasting to get into things that are, you know, in a grayer area, is just not something we need to do," she told the Associated Press.
His view blocked by shrubbery, Cryer he didn't see neighbor Elinor Grayer, 70, backing her gray Toyota Avalon down her driveway and onto the street.