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[kop-uh-ree] /ˈkɒp ə ri/
of, resembling, or containing copper.
being reddish-brown in color; copper-colored.
Origin of coppery
1785-95; copper1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nervously her long white hands pulled at her coppery braids.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • It was simply a coppery glow, marvelously delicate, molding her face.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • At first a pale-pink or dull, violaceous red, they later become yellowish or coppery.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • The coppery giant was upon him in the instant of his realization.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Patches of coppery or purple colour appear on the skin, and bullæ containing blood-stained serum form on the surface.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • coppery glints rippled to and fro on the wealth of her gold hair.

  • His eyes were brighter than I had ever seen them, but slightly bloodshot, and a coppery flush tinged his clear, sunburnt skin.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales E. W. Hornung

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