light-colored


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Adj.1.light-colored - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
white - being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
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A light-colored mulatto boy, in dress coat and bearing a diminutive silver tray for the reception of cards, admitted them.
Don't want none o' your light-colored balls," said Dinah; "cuttin' round, makin' b'lieve you's white folks.
Should one of the many further down the street chance to look long in this direction they must surely note the tall, light-colored, moving figure; but Korak depended upon their interest in their own gossip to hold their attention fast where it already lay, and upon the firelight near them to prevent them seeing too plainly at a distance into the darkness at the village end where his work lay.
The Province House is constructed of brick, which seems recently to have been overlaid with a coat of light-colored paint.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
As garmenture the women possessed a single robe of some light-colored, spotted hide, rather similar in appearance to a leopard's skin.
The carpet was in harmony with the curtains; and the furniture was of light-colored wood, which helped the general effect of subdued brightness that made the charm of the room.
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
The lawyer was a little, squat, bald man, with a dark, reddish beard, light-colored long eyebrows, and an overhanging brow.
This white powder is also said to provide excellent initial color, suiting it to white or light-colored products.
If you are fair skinned, have light-colored eyes and hair, or spend a lot of time outdoors, use an SPF 30 or higher.
Founded in 1992 as a program of AMERICAN FORESTS and the Department of Energy, Cool Communities promotes light-colored surfacing and strategic tree planting to reduce temperatures, energy use, and air pollution in urban areas.