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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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2, the Cycle II mainly occurred in the greyly black, dark grey marls, limestones, mudstones, or calcareous mudstones with abundant ammonites.
In Venice El Greco learned to emulate Tintoretto's figures, long as a lightning flash of arrows; but in El Greco's rendering they are lifeless, with Tintoretto's musculature greyly dabbled in rather than sharply delineated, as in the swirling ectoplasmic forms in El Greco's Resurrection (Prado) and Vision of St John (Metropolitan Museum).
I made our first vin gris in 1989," says Graves greyly (but at least not gravely).
Bearded with greyly blue eyes, Barter was always keenly dressed and in later years had a parting wide enough for Moses and the Children of Israel.