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Adj.1.brownish-gray - of grey tinged with brown
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
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When I called to see her in June, 1842, she was gone a-hunting in the woods, as was her wont (I am not sure whether it was a male or female, and so use the more common pronoun), but her mistress told me that she came into the neighborhood a little more than a year before, in April, and was finally taken into their house; that she was of a dark brownish-gray color, with a white spot on her throat, and white feet, and had a large bushy tail like a fox; that in the winter the fur grew thick and flatted out along her sides, forming stripes ten or twelve inches long by two and a half wide, and under her chin like a muff, the upper side loose, the under matted like felt, and in the spring these appendages dropped off.
After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980 (where he has taught since 1987), Gerber began painting still lifes, each depicting the same softly rendered section of his studio in one particular shade of brownish-gray oil paint--a unique blend of complementary colors--on uniform thirty-eight-inch-square canvases.
It is lithologically represented by brownish-gray clays with jarosite tarnish and inter-layers of gray, fine-grained sandstones, and by marlaceous and sideritic concretions.
It's a drab combination of brownish-gray and yellow, quite similar to but less colorful than its closely related and more widespread Parulidae cousins, Lucy's and Nashville warblers.
Immature geese will typically be an off-white color or brownish-gray across their underside.
East Germany is a bit of a border cliche, so I'll only mention the way it actually smelled different on either side of the checkpoint at Friedrichstrasse, with the Communists having that unforgettable, unforgotten brownish-gray fragrance of brown coal and two-stroke exhaust that still quickens my heart if ever I encounter it, as I occasionally do in some obscure corner of China.
Pyle (1997) notes that hatch-year and second-year birds display a brownish-gray to grayish iris through February and after-hatch-year birds usually display a white or white with slight grayish wash iris (Aug-Jul).
The lower level of the quarry is characterized by a more dense and siliceous brownish-gray material well-suited for aggregate needs.
Shrimp are properly cooked when the texture changes from mushy to firm, the color turns from brownish-gray to a warm orangey-pink, and the meat becomes opaque.
Where we have some of the biggest goose depredation issues is with the wintering Canada geese," said Bales, noting that the cackler, a species of Canada goose barely larger than a mallard, with brownish-gray plumage, is the biggest culprit of late.