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blae

[bley, blee] /bleɪ, bli/
adjective, Scot. and North England
1.
bluish-black; blue-gray.
Origin of blae
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English (north) bla < Old Norse blā blackish blue; see blue
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  • "Ye must be fair starving, Paul," quoth she softly with her hand on my arm, and I daresay my face was blae with cold and chagrin.

British Dictionary definitions for blae

blae

/ble; bleɪ/
adjective
1.
(Scot) bluish-grey; slate-coloured
Word Origin
from Old Norse blár
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