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shell pink

noun
1.
delicate whitish to yellow pink.
Origin of shell pink
1885-1890
1885-90
Related forms
shell-pink, adjective
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  • One little branch, shell-pink, took the girl's fancy; she turned it over, frankly covetous.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • The pedestal was of shell-pink marble, carved in delicate bas-relief.

    Fairfax and His Pride Marie Van Vorst
  • All the plants I found were freestone types, and according to the natives they all have shell-pink flowers.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • A shell-pink tinge crept into the milky skin of the Irish girl.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • Teeth the purest pearl outshining, shell-pink nails, and she will wear Just one red camellia twining in her ebon wealth of hair.

  • Arrayed in a shell-pink kimono, she was having her nails manicured.

  • He did not look at her, but he knew that a shell-pink wave had washed into the wan face.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • One hand lay so near, straitly down-pressed on the rough rock, fragile, perfect; shell-pink were the finger-tips.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • She laid the shell-pink bud against her cheek that matched it, smiling with wise sweetness to herself.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • It almost seemed as if she knew they had been talking about her, for the milky cheek took on a shell-pink tinge.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine

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