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Synonyms for dinginess

discoloration due to dirtiness


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It regards democratic openness with the same horror that high status characters view dinginess and the working class.
The two chapters of The Innocents Abroad (1869) that discuss Constantinople focus on beggars and stray dogs, while the overall impression of the city, in Twain's words was that of "dirt and dust and dinginess and gloom" (Innocents 271).
Deprived of her capital, her good reputation, her status, she dies in a way she has most feared: surrounded by dinginess.
Roof leaks, overflowing sinks, tobacco smoke and big spills can all leave ugly ceiling stains or dinginess that is impossible to conceal with plain old paint.
Tonight, he's back with his co-host Christine Bleakley to see us through January dinginess with the last-ever series of Dancing On Ice, so we found out how the festivities went chez Schofield, what's in store for 2014, and more about the 51-year-old's naughty side (although really don't mention his age if you know what's good for you)
As if she was embarrassed by her brother's dinginess, his refusal to just grow up.
We're still insecure enough about our Japanese food knowledge that we need reassurances of authenticity, like dinginess or crowds of salarymen in a cloud of smoke.
Grimy places where, years ago, hands pulled at the covers, spots and stains from a decade or more of lying dormant in heat and humidity, and a dinginess that comes of age only made them more interesting.
In that case, the researchers hypothesized, feeling disgust might make people more sensitive to impurities in the color white, which would indicate dinginess or dirt.
It was cold outside, but *'d rather see northern lights in the frigid outdoors than a 40-watt bulb and wall-to-wall dinginess inside, with the heater either projectile vomiting British Thermal Units or doing nothing at all.
Marketing-based end-user requirements for product performance include how paint coats a surface, whether it spreads easily, and how it levels afterwards; the lubricating action of grease in a bearing; squeezing pastes out of tubes and applying/spreading the paste on a surface; and the dinginess of sauces and dressings to salads and other food items.
I have always suspected that it is the place described 80 years ago by JB Priestley in his English Journey as 'a parade of mean dinginess .
I put bed sheets over the card tablesC*To reduce the stark, dreary dinginess of the surroundings, I captured a passing tumbleweed, propped it up in front of the Crown's Prince place setting, fashioned some flimsy rosettes out of bits of colored napkins, attached them to the branches of the weed, and stood back lest my cigarette turn this makeshift mirage into a flaming fury," writes Arnold.
Can see the dinginess of Cora's kitchen, the kerosene lamp smoking, the heavy stone walls, the rounded corners of the building where they had been worn off by age, by many shoulders rubbing it, etc.
I'm guided away from the glitter of Old Hollywood, back to the rain, cider and damp-tramp dinginess of present day Brum.