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slate blue

noun
1.
a moderate to dark grayish blue.
Origin of slate blue
1790-1800
1790-1800
Related forms
slate-blue, adjective
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  • Iron, in larger proportion, usually colours the clays green or slate-blue, before they have been heated.

  • The hair had slipped from its body, leaving the skin shiny and slate-blue.

    The Yellow Horde Hal G. Evarts
  • Her eyes—they were the serene eyes of cool gray that take on slate-blue tints in stressful moments—met his defiantly.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • A petrel it is, about the size of a house pigeon, and of a slate-blue colour.

    The Land of Fire Mayne Reid
  • Ferri phosphas, a slate-blue powder of ferrous and ferric phosphates with some oxide.

  • The male is of a slate-blue, and has a broad black band across the tail.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • The roguish eyes of the prima donna receded and vanished and slate-blue ones replaced them.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • There was a smile on her lips, but there was fiery challenge in her slate-blue eyes.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • His large size, slate-blue back, loud notes, and characteristic flight make him a hard bird to mistake in any case.

  • slate-blue eyes, two books with endless pages, the soul of this wife of his.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath

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