drabby

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drabby (comparative drabbier, superlative drabbiest)

  1. pale, lacking color.
    • 1889, Allan O. Hume, The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1[1]:
      The ground-colour is a pale drabby stone-colour, and all about the large end is a broad dense zone of dull brownish purple.
    • 1921, William Patterson White, The Heart of the Range[2]:
      Oh, there was no warmth in the sunlight, and the sky was a drabby gray, and he was filled with bitterness unutterable. "