Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Usage examples of "iron-grey".
Dysart had said Cornelius was older than his contemporaries at Breakspear and this man did indeed look nearer fifty than forty, unruly iron-grey hair framing a gaunt high-boned face, the brow hooded enough and the nose sufficiently hooked to add a sinewy hint of predacity to his relaxed and smiling features.
George Ashton stood six feet tall and was thatched with a strong growth of iron-grey hair.
A very broad man of only medium height, he had iron-grey hair, a deeply-trenched, tanned face, the unmistakable cast of authority and an air about him of almost dismaying competence.
A high-bred face of masterful though not arrogant expression was adorned by a short iron-grey full beard, and an old-fashioned pince-nez shielded the full, dark eyes and surmounted an aquiline nose which gave a Moorish touch to a physiognomy otherwise dominantly Celtiberian.
His forelocks, having lost most of their jet sheen through long years of sleeplessness, were iron-grey.
She wore a starched white kertch that hid most of her hair, but a few wisps of iron-grey peeped out beside cheeks like withered apples.
A hundred paces directly ahead, the dense palisade of iron-grey thorn blocked the valley, but the ground between was fairly open, with a few stunted second-growth mopani bushes and clumps of coarse dried razor grass as high as a man's shoulder.
This thing that is meant for sereneness, to send up mild white vapours among mild white hairs, not among torn iron-grey locks like mine.
This thing that is meant for sereneness, to send up mild white vapors among mild white hairs, not among torn iron-grey locks like mine.
And in the early morning, while the old constellations of the stars were still out, we set off down the long endless Kijabe Hill, with the great plains of the Masai Reserve, — iron-grey in the faint light of the dawn, — spread at our feet, with lamps tied under the waggons, swinging, and with much shouting and cracking of whips.
His yachting cap was pushed back on his head, so that a lock of iron-grey hair showed.