a.1.Of the color of ashes; a whitish gray or brownish gray.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He was a thin, hard-featured man, with an ascetic, acquiline cast of face, grizzled and hollow-cheeked, clean-shaven with the exception of the tiniest curved promontory of ash-colored whisker.
Three bodies lay partially buried in ash-colored debris from the volcano, which lies about 27 miles from Guatemala City.
Ramirez called patients with this condition los cenicienta which in Spanish means the ash-colored ones because of the characteristic ashy color of the lesions [2].
Macroscopic examination of the resected specimens showed an ash-colored, tessellated, and fibrous capsuled renal tumor and a tense and cystic lymph node (Figure 1).
The sitter's kempt moustache matches his short shock of ash-colored hair.
Except for a few splashes of color, the stage is as dreary as a cellblock, with men wearing dark suits and moving between ash-colored columns and tables.
The witness told police the woman, who was seen crossing a junction about 100 meters south of the school, was carrying a cane and what looked like an ash-colored package in her right hand.
Siva is usually depicted as white or ash-colored, with a blue neck, his hair arranged in a coil of matted locks and adorned with the crescent moon and the Ganges.
Bent and wrinkled ash-colored old grannies; strong-shouldered black hod-carriers; buxom wash-women, truck drivers, young nurse girls, railroad workers in overalls, ditch diggers, maid servants, cooks, garbage collectors, porters, baggage men, seamstresses, farm hands, saw-mill hands, chamber maids, bell boys, - dark and humble people.