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seal brown

a rich, dark brown suggestive of dressed and dyed sealskin.
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seal-brown, adjective Unabridged
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  • That fellow is gorgeous with his seal-brown coat and old-gold vest; he is certainly a swell fish.

  • Some are banded in seal-brown and amber, the surface having the lustrous, changeful effects of a cat's eye.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • And just then the seal-brown figure strolled away, as serenely and impudently as she had come.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • But there was no depth in his seal-brown eyes which always seemed to brood; no decision in any move of his ponderous body.

  • Formerly I used to have a seal-brown taste in my mouth when I arose in the morning, but that has entirely disappeared.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • When the tide is out the water is of a seal-brown color, due to the peat; when it is in, the color is bright green.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
British Dictionary definitions for seal-brown

seal brown

  1. a dark brown colour often with a yellowish or greyish tinge
  2. (as adjective): a seal-brown dress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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