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iron gray

a medium shade of gray, like that of freshly broken iron.
Origin of iron gray
before 1000; Middle English iren grei, Old English īsengrǣg
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iron-gray, adjective Unabridged
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  • His complexion was extraordinarily dusky, whilst his hair, which was close cropped, was iron gray.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • There strayed to our camp an iron gray colt; The boys were all fraid him so on him I bolt.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • Cyclones are of two kinds, viz: the dark maroon cyclone; and the iron gray cyclone with pale green mane and tail.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • "Glad to see you again, Mr. Stephens," said he of the iron gray hair.

    Three People Pansy
  • The doctor passed a hand across his broad forehead and smoothed his iron gray hair.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • His hair was iron gray and his very hat seemed to be made to order for him.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • Suddenly, with a spring of her heart against her ribs, she saw Peter's dark head with its touches of iron gray.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • The upper portion is of granite, rugged and bare and iron gray.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • His hair was iron gray, but unlike most Russians his eyes were a dark blue.

  • His closely cropped beard and hair were iron gray, and his mild blue eyes and shapely hands told of inbred qualities.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton

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