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sallow -- as in: a sallow complexion
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Moby Dick
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  • Thou belongest to that hopeless, sallow tribe which no wine of this world will ever warm; and for whom even Pale Sherry would be too rosy-strong; but with whom one sometimes loves to sit, and feel poor-devilish, too; and grow convivial upon tears; and say to them bluntly, with full eyes and empty glasses, and in not altogether unpleasant sadness—Give it up, Sub-Subs!

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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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