One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dark grey colour.
blue-grey, grey, steel-coloured, steel-grey, iron-greyView synonyms
- ‘Three metres tall each, they looked like crude statues made of hard stone, only human shaped in the most basic sense and a deep iron grey in colour.’
- ‘He had a round, balding head with a ponytail of iron-grey hair and a bristling grey moustache adorning a seamed, weathered face.’
- ‘The ships heaved on the surface of the sea, huge iron-grey breakers pouring over the brilliant red vessels and the single golden on that gleamed proudly at the fore of the arrowhead.’
- ‘Cerium is an iron-gray metal with a melting point of 1,463°F, and a boiling point of 5,895°F.’
- ‘There was a small garden, a patch of greenery in the iron grey of the fort, in some distant corner of it.’
- ‘It exhibits a metallic luster and a color that varies from bright steel-gray to iron-gray; it is often tarnished in shades of bronze to sooty-gray.’
- ‘There's an iron-gray lake in the background, ducks floating on a misty pond.’
- ‘Her iron-grey hair curves like a bell around her wise features.’
- ‘Since the divorce, she had stopped coloring her hair, and she hopped the shining iron grey would give her some air of authority too.’
- ‘His blond, shoulder length hair accented an Adonis-like body, and his piercing eyes were an iron grey.’
- ‘The fort was iron-grey, stone-grey, dirt-grey.’
- ‘As the man with his iron grey hair and blue eyes came around one of the dividing walls, he immediately began pushing Phillip towards the door.’
- ‘Their eyes were cold, iron gray and as featureless as a statue's.’
- ‘The windows were already riming with ice as he arrived in the bridge, and the azure seas had become iron-grey and filled with harsh white bergs that floated ponderously in the ocean currents.’
- ‘She was looking up into a canopy of trees, the branches nearly bare, with an iron-grey sky above.’
- ‘Its mellifluous segments slowly faded to iron gray and became high and narrow.’
- ‘This thing that is meant for sereneness, to send up mild white vapors among mild white hairs, not among torn iron-grey locks like mine.’
- ‘The postal pipes gleam and hum along the curbs and on the sides of iron grey buildings against a blue and white sky.’
- ‘The sky was still an iron grey, promising more storms, but Christy's mother had insisted that she and Christy brave the weather and go to church anyway.’
- ‘The iron-grey stones were held in a merciless grip as frost flowered across them, and the doors were sealed behind great banks of rose-gold ice and glaciers built up behind each pallet.’
- 1.1count noun A horse of a dark grey colour.
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