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noun 
  1. (rfv-sense) A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe.
    • 1943, S.J. Perelman, The Dream Department http://books.google.com/books?id=7bM6AAAAIAAJ, page 74:
      Brilliant, sparkling reds will complement the bright, new beauty of Fall fashions and accent the subtle reserve of pale Priority beiges and greiges.
    • 1959, Paint, Oil and Chemical Review vol. 122 http://books.google.com/books?id=G5U7AAAAMAAJ, page 12:
      The August issue of Better Homes & Gardens, for example, features an article showing which accents look best with greiges and other popular colors.
    • 2006, Lauri Ward, Home Therapy http://books.google.com/books?id=D-2_6hiyOocC, ISBN 039953279X, page 256:
      To accessorize the server, we arranged a grouping of mahogany candlesticks in a variety of interesting shapes, a small -colored vase, and a platter that incorporates the colors of the candlesticks as well as the of the vase.
adjective 
  1. (context, of textiles) Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.
The rolls of cloth sat on the factory floor waiting to be printed.

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