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Title: ---- mill-sallow
Post by: t k 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 (http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/mccullersc-heartisalonelyhunter/mccullersc-heartisalonelyhunter-00-h.html); use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "mill-sallow".  Thanks.  --- tk
Title: Re: ---- mill-sallow
Post by: PennyFarthing on October 19, 2020, 07:30:30 am
After years of working long hours in a mill, their complexion is sallow.