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steel blue

dark bluish gray.
Origin of steel blue
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He followed the steel-blue, aware that the lens he'd seen on the creature's face had a counterpart on the back of the egg-head.

    Acid Bath Vaseleos Garson
  • Her eyes were steel-blue and cold, her nose large and her mouth large also.

  • His steel-blue eyes flashed, his mouth twitched with some strong emotion.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • The moon, a white, cold patch, lay against the steel-blue sky.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
  • The ruined and ivy-covered walls of the older parts of the castle stood out black against the steel-blue brightness of the sky.

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  • As Karyl watched, a second steel-blue came crawling out of the ship.

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  • This was a mistake, for in so doing I met that steel-blue glance which always disconcerts me.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • "This is the examination room," his steel-blue said, almost contemptuously.

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  • They were of the steel-blue color from the crown of their egg-shaped heads to the tips of their walking appendages.

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  • "I'm the first steel-blue you met," said the creature who barred his way.

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British Dictionary definitions for steel-blue

steel blue

  1. a dark bluish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective): steel-blue eyes
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