The coal miners daughter was buxom and pretty but lacked color, her cheeks cineritious (ashen) as the grime that had supported her meager upbringing deep within the mountain country of West Virginia.

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  • Cineritious — Cin er*i tious, a. [L. cineritius, cinericius, fr. cinis ashes.] Like ashes; having the color of ashes, as the cortical substance of the brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cineritious — I. a. Ashy, ashen, cineritious, like ashes. II. a. 1. Ashy. See Cinereous. 2. Ash colored, ashen, ash gray …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cineritious — Ashen; denoting the gray matter of the brain, spinal cord, and ganglia …   Medical dictionary

  • cineritious — cin·er·i·tious …   English syllables

  • cineritious — |sinə|rishəs adjective Etymology: Latin cineritius, cinericius, from ciner , cinis ashes archaic : cinereous …   Useful english dictionary

  • ashy — a. 1. Cineraceous, cineritious, cinereous, favillous, like ashes. 2. Pale, pallid, whitish, gray, ash colored, cineraceous, cineritious, cinereous. See ashen, 2 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cinereous — /si near ee euhs/, adj. 1. in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies. 2. resembling ashes. 3. ashen; ash colored; grayish: a cinereous bird. Also, cineritious /sin euh rish euhs/. [1655 65; < L cinereus, equiv. to ciner (s. of cinis)… …   Universalium

  • Gray — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Gray >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 gray gray &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 neutral tint neutral tint silver pepper and salt chiaroscuro grisaille =>(Pigments) GRP: N Pigments Sgm: N Pigments Payne s gray …   English dictionary for students

  • favillous — a. Ashy, ashen, cinereous, cineritious, like ashes …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cinerial —   a. pertaining to like or coloured like ashes.    ♦ cinereous,    ♦ cineritious, a. like ashes …   Dictionary of difficult words

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