In its winter dress the upper plumage is greyish drab colour; the breast dark brown; the belly white.
His broad-brim was placed beside him; his legs were stiffly crossed; his drab vesture was buttoned up to his chin; and spectacles on nose, he seemed absorbed in reading from a ponderous volume.
The stream looked like a drabribbon splashed with white.
The office seemed a dull, uninteresting drab in contrast to the light and color of the world outside.
My donkey was a pale, drablittle beast, woolly and dejected.
A citrine brown of great service in tender drab greens, it forms with terre verte and the madder lakes rich autumnal tints of much beauty and permanence.
They have all become pale, whitish, or of a drab cast, evidently through the oxidation of the sulphur, or rather the sulphide of iron formed during the calcination.
But she had been spared all sight of the mood that had driven him to abandon urgent correspondence in favour of the drab outlook beyond the window.
So she sat gazing out of the limousine window, as though all her interest were in the drab houses lining the way, and the heavy-coated pedestrians moving along the sidewalks of the narrow streets through which they were passing.
They may be seen in every posture, lolling about in their shabby drab uniforms, and holding their reins long.
These chapars are young men, native to the country, who find their own mounts; they wear the drab skirted coat of Georgia and the usual lambskin cap.
The skirts of a brown coat parted behind, and gave me a full view of the broad disk of a pair of drab breeches.
She had a soft, drab dress and a long thin neck, and her hair wasdrab too, and it was screwed up tight.
The reality of it had never been in doubt and death--the haphazard surprise of it and the pathos and melodrama and sometimes drab monotony of it--had been his companion for many years.
Were life drab and uninteresting, why, then one turned simply to the place where it promised colour and adventure.
Young ladies wore drab josephs and flat-crowned beaver bonnets, and rode to balls on pillions with their ball clothes in bandboxes.
On their heads they wore little drab beaver bonnets, also destitute of trimmings, and so plain in shape that even the Quaker hatter had to order special blocks for their manufacture.
One newspaper that gave him only a Stick and didn’t print his picture, was forthwith put upon the Drab List and the Standing Ad of his Business was withdrawn for life.