Tin-blue – I’d be hard-pressed to describe this, a kind of dark-grey-blue with some mauve in it?

‘In the bay there were barques and banana boats, sloops and cutters and dugout canoes, all riding at ease in a tin-blue haze under the shadow of a great Cunarder.’

Source: Laurie Lee, I Can’t Stay Long (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977 ((1975)), p. 185

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