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old rose

rose color with a purplish or grayish cast.
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old-rose, adjective Unabridged
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  • Thyme, too, went the colour of the old-rose curtain behind which she sat.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • She wore the old-rose dressing-gown that Leonard had given Annie, and, with a little colour in her face, was quite young again.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • In the center stands a richly upholstered altar finished in old-rose velvet and gold.

    The House of the Lord James E. Talmage
  • That afternoon the sun, a vast globe of molten red, sank through an old-rose sky, which slowly changed to a faint golden green.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
  • The edges were prettily bound with satin ribbon of an old-rose shade, and a huge bow adorned the center.

    Grandfather's Love Pie Miriam Gaines
  • Marjorie peered thoughtfully at her array of gowns and selected a half-fitted negligee of old-rose silk.

  • From the dining-room of one lucky hotel you may look up at dinner and watch the old-rose afterglow light the snow-capped mountain.

    The Agony Column Earl Derr Biggers
  • There are blues, and violets, and old-rose tones, and a certain bloom in it that these artists never seem to give.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • Then Esther withdrew, returning a little later, gowned in an old-rose house dress of some soft wool stuff.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland
  • Walking to the pretty rug of old-rose and pale green silk spread before the fire he stood upon it, facing me.

    The Sign of Silence William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for old-rose

old rose

  1. a greyish-pink colour
  2. (as adjective): old-rose gloves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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