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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

(săl′ō) [AS. salo]
A sickly yellow color, usually describing complexion or skin color.
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behind the weeping willows, screened by hog sallow,
'A letter from my dear cousin is of the first importance.' He turned and his long sallow face brightened.
Their sallow features, odd behaviors, and phobia of sunshine are a constant annoyance for Scarlett.
In the echoic cylinder of night, carved ironbarks tattooed only by the sallow moon's light, minister a wild sky lament-- lanceolate leaves, knives carving theft into the sheets of wind, a low guttural fugue of mothers who will not be denied a child.
It is usually present May to August, double-brooded and the 'horn-tailed' bright-green diagonally striped larva will feed on willow, poplar, sallow and orchard foliage - apple, pear and plum - the pupa overwinters in the soil near to the food plant.
Which means it is also 30 years since a handful of sallow, very white young teens tried to ape the dance moves and vocal gymnastics of their very black idols: Earth, Wind & Fire.
The second man was about 5ft 3in and slightly built with a long face and sallow complexion.
Vacation follows the sallow, disillusioned, and slightly psychopathic thirty-something Myers on a joyless, spontaneous journey, begun the day his marriage fails.
Merry possessed little sheep, sheep's fleece all snowfall sallow. Where'er passed Merry, Merry's sheep assuredly will follow.
His anarchism, he stresses, is not that of "a sallow garret-rat translating Proudhon by pirated kilowatt, nor a militiaman catechized by the Classic Comics version of The Turner Diaries" Rather, he writes, "I am the love child of Henry Thoreau and Dorothy Day, conceived among the asters and goldenrod of an Upstate New York autumn." Thoreau doesn't play a major role in Look Homeward, America, but Day, a largely forgotten social activist who died in 1980, is one of its stars.
Just avoid very warm shades--they can leave you looking sallow.