olive drab

NOUN
  1. a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
  2. a cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms
  3. military uniform of the United States Army; made from cloth of a dull olive color
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How To Use olive drab In A Sentence

  • Rockets of early manufacture are painted battleship gray or dark green; later rockets are olive drab.
  • Her eyebrows were plucked flat, canopying small, olive drab, porcine eyes rimmed with red. Over the Edge
  • Each footstep raised a small cloud of dusty ochre Virginia clay, turning the olive drab of my fatigues a rusty red.
  • Each footstep raised a small cloud of dusty ochre Virginia clay, turning the olive drab of my fatigues a rusty red.
  • After the gate guards cleared us, the bus turned into a sideroad that wound down off the main road and ended up entering a big driveway that wound up a hill, passed a very military-looking building, painted white-flesh white with olive drab trimmings all topped with a steeple with a cross on top; Jesus, a church right here in the middle of this army base. Kill or Be Killed
  • The planes were parked on the ramp and given a coat of Olive Drab camouflage along with period markings.
  • Along with olive drab uniforms and combat boots, these could go to everyone upon enlistment.
  • You might have thought that wool meant a heavy, cumbersome, musty olive drab green blanket.
  • Oh, and don't forget heartburn suffered by many when an Army battle dress uniform was pressed upon us in exchange for the old olive drabs.
  • Foliage green is more gray than green its more "spearmint". ranger green is more O. D "olive drab". Army Rumour Service
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