One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his lips were blue with the cold and his cheeks sunken and sallow’
yellowish, jaundiced, pallid, wan, pale, waxen, anaemic, bloodless, colourless, pasty, pasty-faced
unhealthy-looking, sickly, sickly-looking, washed out, peaky, peakish, peaked
informal like death warmed up
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
rare etiolated, lymphatic
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