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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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However this rule is the greyest of areas as those who are considered to have foreign citizenship and nationality, i.e.