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dingy

used as a description of fleece wool; the wool is lacking in brightness.
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The dinginess, the crudity of this average section of womanhood made him feel how highly specialized she was" (Wharton 1994, 27).
Saadia's identity as the girl with urban connections, who enjoyed better clothes and more freedom than others in her village, could be seen, to a certain extent, as a strategy to transcend the dinginess inherent in her accorded status as the fatherless daughter living in the Kammi Kameen part of the village.
They won't mention another of the benefits' from the home-grown energy solution: a home-grown Al Qaida, recruited from the dinginess of 'Slum Planet, while others loll in the luxury of 'clean, 'sustainable' energy, claims that do not stand up to honest scientific investigation.
In order to counter the dinginess that most convertibles suffer from when the hood's up, the Saab's hood is internally trimmed in either beige or light grey.
Researchers studying children after hurricanes found that children frequently experienced traumatic symptoms of (a) intrusive thoughts causing inattentiveness and irritability; (b) hyper-arousal causing aggression and sleeplessness; and (c) avoidance of reminders of the traumatic event causing dinginess, fear, depression, and regression (Lonigan, Anthony, & Shannon, 1998; Vogel & Vernberg, 1993).
Perhaps the most eloquent defence of ordinary Georgian architecture came from Robert Byron when he argued that 'it corresponds, almost to the point of dinginess, with our national character.
Looking out of the window, there is no escaping the dinginess.
That news would be the sunlight, the shine, that would erase all the dinginess that otherwise pervaded.
It feels like one would expect a pub to feel, cloaked in a comforting dimness that's easy on the eyes without descending into dinginess.
This time, though the dinginess and fury are in place, Rapp's palette expands to include eight actors and multiple settings.
In addition to stain and spot removal, the products are also used to remove and prevent graying, dinginess and unpleasant odors, as well as for sanitizing.
On dry or uneven surfaces, or when a frog hangs upside down, the mucus creates surface tension and viscosity--in other words, extra dinginess.