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 for Tawnier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tawny \Taw"ny\, a. [Compar. Tawnier; superl. Tawniest.] [F.
     tann['e], p. p. of tanner to tan. See Tan, v. t. & n. Cf.
     Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or
     persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the
     tawny lion. "A leopard's tawny and spotted hide."
     [1913 Webster]

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