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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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There are few things that can be predicted 30 years ahead with any confidence, but a greyer population is one of them.
I have got greyer, grumpier and have put a bit of weight on, but I'm loving it - I love the club.
The intimacy of Eric's was complemented by an enthusiastic audience, a little older and greyer but still as loyal and passionate as they were back in the 80s.
Anyone with hair greyer than me is someone you can always tap into and that is what I have been doing.
Tradition, colour and pageantry is what has sustained Britain for many years and it would be a much greyer country without it.
His hair was short and greyer than it was during a previous court appearance in 2008.
Not winning titles has given me quite some pain and it has made me greyer.
Steve Greyer, AFPC public affairs, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas)
The singer enjoyed the Viennese sunshine as she performed three songs from new album Life in a Beautiful Light before heading back to greyer skies.
Clooney, 50, who directs and stars in new -political thriller 'Ides Of March', thinks the greyer you get, the more audiences don't want to see you in front of the camera.
If he was a little greyer around the temples by the final whistle, Johnson was at least able to celebrate what he called "a fantastic win" in the circumstances.
The reason for this isn't fully understood but the effect is that the amount of melanin in the hair shaft will gradually be reduced, so the hair will become greyer and greyer.