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See also: salt and pepper
- Having a color pattern resembling many small speckles of black and white.
- salt-and-pepper hair
- fabric with a salt-and-pepper pattern
- 1952, John Steinbeck, East of Eden, New York: Viking, 1986, Part 2, Chapter 18, p. 277,
- In the Chop House he ran into young Will Hamilton, looking pretty prosperous in a salt and pepper business suit.
- 1962, Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Chapter 15, pp. 252-253,
- A mild infestation gives trees and shrubbery a mottled or salt-and-pepper appearance; with a heavy mite population, foliage turns yellow and falls.
- 1979, Bernard Malamud, Dubin’s Lives, New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, Chapter 9, p. 330,
- He observed himself staring through the avocado leaves, a gray-haired old man with thick salt-and-pepper sideburns and jealous eyes.