The trunks of the cherry trees were thicker and the bark darker and greyer than the apple tree trunks.
Book three will have to contend with postmodern times—the end of history, and the birth of a greyer, flatter world.
His shoulders were a little stooped, he was greyer about the temples.
Her hair was greyer, too, and there were dark rings under her eyes.
One was that the dead woman's pillow was lightly sprinkled with sand, somewhat like silver sand, but greyer and less gritty.
The smoke ascending from the waterworks was no greyer than the day.
Yes, it was no fancy; his hair was greyer, and heavy lines furrowed his brow.
The other has greyer, more mischievous eyes, and a smaller mouth.
Below, sunk in a night greyer and deeper, were the lights of London.
Greek valonia is greyer in colour, and contains 26 % to 30 % of tannin.
Old English græg (Mercian grei), from Proto-Germanic *grisja- "gray" (cf. Old Norse grar, Old Frisian gre, Middle Dutch gra, Dutch graw, Old High German grao, German grau), with no certain cognates outside Germanic. French gris, Spanish gris, Italian grigio, Medieval Latin griseus are Germanic loan-words.
The distinction between British grey and U.S. gray developed 20c. The noun is c.1200, from the adjective. Gray as figurative for "Southern troops in the U.S. Civil War" is first recorded 1863, in reference to their uniform color. Expression the gray mare is the better horse in reference to households ruled by wives is recorded from 1540s. The verb is 1610s (with an isolated instance from late 14c.). Related: Grayed; graying.
A unit for a specific absorbed dose of radiation equal to 100 rads.
Gray (grā), Henry. 1825?-1861.
British anatomist whose work Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical (1858), known as Gray's Anatomy, remains a standard text.