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sallow

(săl′ō)
adj. sallow·er, sallow·est
Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
tr.v. sal·lowed, sal·lowing, sal·lows
To make sallow.

sal′low·ly adv.
sal′low·ness n.

sallow

[sal′ō]
Etymology: ME, salou, dirty-gray
yellowish-gray in complexion.

sallow

(săl′ō) [AS. salo]
A sickly yellow color, usually describing complexion or skin color.
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It may seem incredible that a confectioner should have ideas and conversation so much resembling those to be met with in a higher walk of life, but it must be remembered that he had not merely travelled, he had also bow-legs and a sallow, small-featured visage, so that nature herself had stamped him for a fastidious connoisseur of the fair sex.
His face was all overspread with a most sickly and sallow hue, but yet so pervaded with an expression of piercing and active intellect that an observer might easily have overlooked the merely physical attributes and have seen only this wonderful energy.
The sallow secretary went first; the sequins glittered at his heels, and I must own that for one base moment I was on the brink of bolting through the street door.
asked the sallow secretary, as I stooped and peered with my heart in my boots.
On arriving at the square of the Hoogstraet, the man with the sallow face pushed the other behind an open shutter, from which corner he himself began to survey the balcony of the Town-hall.
Quicker, however, than the breeze, the withered, sallow arms of the beggars were thrust in, accompanied by the eternal whine of "Miserabili, miserabili, excellenza
The Countess Lidia Ivanovna was a tall, stout woman, with an unhealthily sallow face and splendid, pensive black eyes.
In complexion Miss Brass was sallow--rather a dirty sallow, so to speak--but this hue was agreeably relieved by the healthy glow which mantled in the extreme tip of her laughing nose.
All the goals came in the first half with Josh Cahoon putting the Championship One club in front before Salou Sallow drew Gavin Arthur's young charges level.
Which tree can also be called a sallow or an osier?
Suspect is described as being a white male in his 30s, sallow complexion and with short dark hair and sideburns.
SALLOW A A light helmet B Trench of little depth C A pale, yellowish colour who am I?