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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).
ON the morning the rain came with fierce intent from swollen lakes hanging greyly in the sky, your perambulating pensioner was peering from the window in his eyrie, And, for a smiling moment, I imagined Noah was sailing down the road with a smug, told-you-so grin on his ancient face.
Try telling them they're not proper birds." And so, in my shy young adulthood, the pigeon in me shimmered greyly, its feathers tinged with green and purple, like slate.