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tawny (TAW-nee) noun

A light brown to brownish orange.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman taune, variant of Old French tane, from past participle of taner, to tan.]

"Millions hit the beach to catch some rays even though doctors have warned that any tanning at all is evidence of skin damage. So we were astounded to find that some of Hollywood's tawny stars totally avoid the sun." Arnold Diaz, Hugh Downs, Who Needs the Sun?, ABC 20/20, 10 Aug 1998.

This week's theme: words about colors.


Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is. -Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer (1899-1986)

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