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Dark and sombre in colour.
- ‘A tin plate heaped with rice, dal, vegetables, and burning-hot, fuscous curry is set before me.’
- ‘If you prefer the modern, industrialised phalanx of grey and fuscous brown, then I refer you to Eamon McCann in the Belfast Telegraph.’
- ‘A pair of fulminating fingers stretched upward like cosmological Aztec temples; clutching at the fuscous firmament as hunger surpassed civility.’
- ‘This species may be easily recognized by fuscous tips to tegmina and wings.’
- ‘Nymphs of A. elliotti are mainly drab gray, which renders fuscous markings less contrasting.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin fuscus dusky + -ous.
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