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steel gray

dark metallic gray with a bluish tinge.
Origin of steel gray
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most of the deposit was of a steel-gray color, and just like knife-polish in texture.

  • She was surprised and relieved at the kindly look in the steel-gray eyes.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • There leaped into his steel-gray eyes a look which reminded Kincaid of the play of a jagged flash of lightning.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • But her eyes, they look and look and look like two steel-gray stars!

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • Now the cold was Arctic, and a lowering, steel-gray sky showed between the whitened tops of the trees.

    Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss
  • Christmas eve was a steel-gray day, and the sleet froze as it fell.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Through the steel-gray eyes in the brooding face his masterful spirit wrestled with hers.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • I certainly saw the shadow of a smile lurking in his steel-gray eyes.

    Cape Cod Folks Sarah P. McLean Greene
  • He didn't have that steel-gray eye of which we so often read.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • She was frowning, and what little he could see of her eyes was cold and steel-gray.

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