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

  Drab \Drab\, a.
     Of a color between gray and brown. -- n. A drab color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drab \Drab\ (dr[a^]b), n. [AS. drabbe dregs, lees; akin to D.
     drab, drabbe, dregs, G. treber; for sense 1, cf. also Gael.
     drabag a slattern, drabach slovenly. Cf. Draff.]
     1. A low, sluttish woman. --King.
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     2. A lewd wench; a strumpet. --Shak.
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     3. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when
        taken out of the boiling pans.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drab \Drab\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drabbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Drabbing.]
     To associate with strumpets; to wench. --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drab \Drab\, n. [F. drap cloth: LL. drappus, trapus, perh.
     orig., a firm, solid stuff, cf. F. draper to drape, also to
     full cloth; prob. of German origin; cf. Icel. drepa to beat,
     strike, AS. drepan, G. treffen; perh. akin to E. drub. Cf.
     Drape, Trappings.]
     1. A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish
        yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also drabcloth.
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     2. A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drab
      adj 1: lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab
             personality"; "life was drab compared with the more
             exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner
             parties" [syn: drab, dreary]
      2: lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains";
         "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"
         [syn: drab, sober, somber, sombre]
      3: of a light brownish green color [syn: olive-drab, drab]
      4: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter
         landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
         "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue,
         dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim,
         sorry, drab, drear, dreary]
      n 1: a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown [syn:
           olive drab, drab]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "drab":
     bag, bat, bawd, beige, beldam, biddy, bleak, boring, brown,
     brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, cheerless, chocolate, cinnamon,
     cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colorless, crone,
     cruiser, dead, deadened, desolate, dingy, dismal, dispiriting,
     dowdy, dreary, dull, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, faded, fawn,
     fawn-colored, fille de joie, flat, fuscous, gray, grege, grey, hag,
     harlot, hazel, hooker, humdrum, hustler, khaki, lackluster,
     lifeless, lurid, lusterless, mat, monotonous, muddy, murky,
     nightwalker, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, prosaic, prosy,
     repetitive, same, samely, seal, seal-brown, sepia, slut,
     snuff-colored, somber, sorrel, streetwalker, subfusc, tan, taupe,
     tawny, tedious, toast, toast-brown, traipse, trot, umber,
     umber-colored, unrelieved, walnut, walnut-brown, wan, whore, witch,
     yellowish-brown
  
  

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