One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Flecked or speckled with intermingled dark and light shades; salt-and-pepper.‘his pepper-and-salt beard’
- ‘I smiled at the face in the mirror, scraped at the pepper-and-salt stubble, and gave myself a very close shave.’
- ‘He was dressed in a pepper-and-salt suit, which was all the rage in those days.’
- ‘After the war, her costume ‘is covered, winter and summer, by a frayed macintosh… and she now wears a hat as well - a thing like a basket pulled down over her straying, pepper-and-salt hair’.’
- ‘His big problem, as he might admit in the lonely watches of the night, is located just below the pepper-and-salt moustache of which he is so proud.’
- ‘And though he wore corduroys at work, and a slop-made pepper-and-salt suit on Sundays, strangers would turn round to look after him on the road.’
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