fawn

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fawn

1. a young deer of either sex aged under one year
2. 
a. a light greyish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): a fawn raincoat
3. in fawn (of deer) pregnant
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This man,' said Mr Haredale, eyeing him from top to toe, 'who in his boyhood was a thief, and has been from that time to this, a servile, false, and truckling knave: this man, who has crawled and crept through life, wounding the hands he licked, and biting those he fawned upon: this sycophant, who never knew what honour, truth, or courage meant; who robbed his benefactor's daughter of her virtue, and married her to break her heart, and did it, with stripes and cruelty: this creature, who has whined at kitchen windows for the broken food, and begged for halfpence at our chapel doors: this apostle of the faith, whose tender conscience cannot bear the altars where his vicious life was publicly denounced--Do you know this man?
Despite a prominent brown patch on its head and a strip of black running halfway down its back, the much fawned over new addition to the Bolin Deer Farm in the city of Laiyang is snow white in colour.
The people he flattered and fawned over in Life were Worked over by the catty B-side of his "pleaser" social mode.