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clothing that is a grey color

any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey

horse of a light gray or whitish color

the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation

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English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)

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English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)

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American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)

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United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)

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turn grey

of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black

showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)

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intermediate in character or position

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They threw it aside and employed Edison, Gray, and Dolbear to devise a telephone that could be put into competition with Bell's.
Ere long a carriage will dash past here, drawn by the pair of dappled gray horses you saw me with yesterday; now, at the risk of your own life, you must manage to stop those horses before my door.
I have not shot even a gray squirrel these four years, to which that old rascal has not laid claim, or some one else [or him.
He stopped and looked round at the lovely gray tangle about him, and his round eyes looked queerly happy.
The captain and Gray were already examining him, and I saw with half an eye that all was over.
Here the gray walked in first, beckoning me to attend: I waited in the second room, and got ready my presents for the master and mistress of the house; they were two knives, three bracelets of false pearls, a small looking-glass, and a bead necklace.
What the invention of oil-painting was to the Venetians, the face of Antinous was to late Greek sculpture, and the face of Dorian Gray will some day be to me.
said Gray Brother (he was the eldest of Mother Wolf's cubs).
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
The sky of the westerly weather is full of flying clouds, of great big white clouds coming thicker and thicker till they seem to stand welded into a solid canopy, upon whose gray face the lower wrack of the gale, thin, black and angry-looking, flies past with vertiginous speed.
Then Akela and Gray Brother had to explain their share of the great buffalo-drive in the ravine, and Baloo toiled up the hill to hear all about it, and Bagheera scratched himself all over with pure delight at the way in which Mowgli had managed his war.
The fresh beauty of the following morning did something to efface from our minds the grim and gray impression which had been left upon both of us by our first experience of Baskerville Hall.
In the early morning, just as day was breaking, a hand was laid upon my arm, and starting up, with all my nerves in a tingle and my hand feeling for a rifle, I gave a cry of joy as in the cold gray light I saw Lord John Roxton kneeling beside me.
When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothing but the great gray prairie on every side.
The gray half-tones of daybreak are not the gray half-tones of the day's close, though the degree of their shade may be the same.