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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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References in classic literature ?
They threw it aside and employed Edison, Gray, and Dolbear to devise a telephone that could be put into competition with Bell's.
It introduced Gray as the original inventor of the telephone, and ordered its lawyers to take action at once against the Bell Company for infringement of the Gray patent.
He was gray also, from his long beard to his rough boots, and he looked stern and solemn, and rarely spoke.
It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings.
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.
I forget; but it is what Dorian Gray has been to me.
The call of the brook came up through the woods from the valley of birches with all its old allurement; the mellow air was full of the purr of the sea; beyond were fields rimmed by fences bleached silvery gray in the suns of many summers, and long hills scarfed with the shadows of autumnal clouds; with the blowing of the west wind old dreams returned.
said Gray Brother (he was the eldest of Mother Wolf's cubs).
I am tired to-night,--very tired with new things, Gray Brother,--but bring me the news always.
The better nature which Julian Gray had brought to life sank, poisoned by the vile venom of a womanly spiteful tongue.
I had my gray cloak on; neither he nor any of them saw me in my nurse's dress.
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.
That stately form, combining the leader and the saint, so gray, so dimly seen, in such an ancient garb, could only belong to some old champion of the righteous cause, whom the oppressor's drum had summoned from his grave.
Trelawney, you are the best shot--you and Gray will take this long north side, with the five loopholes; it's there the danger is.
What mattered it though the world were gray and wintry?