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sallow -- as in: a sallow complexion
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • As early as six o’clock in the morning, sallow faces peeping through its barred windows had descried other faces within, bending over measures of wine.
  • Age, about forty years; height, about five feet nine; black hair; complexion dark; generally, rather handsome visage; eyes dark, face thin, long, and sallow; nose aquiline, but not straight, having a peculiar inclination towards the left cheek; expression, therefore, sinister.
  • Good day, age about forty, height about five feet nine, black hair, generally rather handsome visage, complexion dark, eyes dark, thin, long and sallow face, aquiline nose but not straight, having a peculiar inclination towards the left cheek which imparts a sinister expression!

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  • The illness has sallowed her face
  • She was a thin, sallow, sickly, and nervous woman
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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