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Offline t k

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---- mill-sallow
« on: October 19, 2020, 04:57:21 am »
The three men stared at him with mill-sallow, dead-pan faces.   (from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "mill-sallow".  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: ---- mill-sallow
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 07:30:30 am »
After years of working long hours in a mill, their complexion is sallow.