tattletale gray


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tattletale gray

n.
White tinged with gray; grayish white.

[From advertisements for the Fels-Naptha brand of laundry soap stating that a grayish tinge indicates that white clothing has been washed in inferior soap.]
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Noun1.tattletale gray - a greyish white
gray, grayness, greyness, grey - a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
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