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a.1.Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Avey says that the things they did "had been as much a part of them as Jay's wing-flared nose and his seal-brown color, and her high-riding Bantu behind [ldots] and the deep earth tones of her skin" (137).