Definition: brownish yellow
Definition: brownish yellow
Sentences Containing 'tawny'
But turn thine eyes to the other side, and thou shalt see in front and in the van of this other army the ever victorious and never vanquished Timonel of Carcajona, prince of New Biscay, who comes in armour with arms quartered azure, vert, white, and yellow, and bears on his shield a cat or on a field tawny with a motto which says Miau, which is the beginning of the name of his lady, who according to report is the peerless Miaulina, daughter of the duke Alfeniquen of the Algarve; the other, who burdens and presses the loins of that powerful charger and bears arms white as snow and a shield blank and without any device, is a novice knight, a Frenchman by birth, Pierres Papin by name, lord of the baronies of Utrique; that other, who with iron-shod heels strikes the flanks of that nimble parti-coloured zebra, and for arms bears azure vair, is the mighty duke of Nerbia, Espartafilardo del Bosque, who bears for device on his shield an asparagus plant with a motto in Castilian that says, Rastrea mi suerte."
As well as he could make out he was unclad, with a thick black beard, long tangled hair, and bare legs and feet, his thighs were covered by breeches apparently of tawny velvet but so ragged that they showed his skin in several places.
He was dressed in the garb of a lawyer, with a gaban of tawny watered camlet over all and a montera cap of the same material, and mounted a la gineta upon a mule.
It was a giant dog, as large as a calf, tawny tinted, with hanging jowl, black muzzle, and huge projecting bones.
To look at the tawny brawn of his lithe snaky limbs, you would almost have credited the superstitions of some of the earlier Puritans, and half-believed this wild Indian to be a son of the Prince of the Powers of the Air.
Threading its way out from among his grey hairs, and continuing right down one side of his tawny scorched face and neck, till it disappeared in his clothing, you saw a slender rod-like mark, lividly whitish.
But when the swift Pequod, with a fresh leading wind, was herself in hot chase; how very kind of these tawny philanthropists to assist in speeding her on to her own chosen pursuit,--mere riding-whips and rowels to her, that they were.
Their tawny features, now all begrimed with smoke and sweat, their matted beards, and the contrasting barbaric brilliancy of their teeth, all these were strangely revealed in the capricious emblazonings of the works.
Fruiting bodies between 3–8 mm in diameter, 5–15 mm tall, and cup- or urn-shaped—having almost vertical sides with the lip flared outwards; color ranging from white, grey, buff, or tawny.
The flanks are paler and more tawny in the subspecies "crotopezus", which also has the entire upper mandible dusky.
The members of the "phaeopygos" group lack contrasting rufous or tawny flanks, and have bills that are almost entirely dusky.
Narrow, indistinct tawny collar on hindneck.
Nudge's wings are a tawny brown, sometimes described as cream in coloration.
Although the disease of cirrhosis was known, Laennec gave cirrhosis its name, using the Greek word ("kirrhos", tawny) that referred to the tawny, yellow nodules characteristic of the disease.
It is distinguished from the similar White-browed Robin, which it was formerly lumped, by its larger size, thicker and longer white superciliary stripe, duskier upper back, broad black face band, broader white remigial bar, rich tawny-rufous flanks, and white tipping on all retrices.
The color is a bright tawny orange, darker towards the base of the columella. The shell has 5½ slightly convex whorls.
There is a wide variety of birds, such as the Tawny Owl, the Long-eared Owl, the Eagle Owl, hawks, and Short-toed Eagles.
Mister Tawky Tawny is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic tiger who appears as a supporting character of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family in superhero/funny animal comic book stories published by Fawcett Comics and later DC Comics.
Created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck in 1947, the traditional version of Tawky Tawny is a humanoid and well mannered tiger who wishes to be a part of human society.
A friend of the Marvel Family, Tawny often participates in the adventures.
Later versions introduced in the 2000s and beyond often feature Tawny as more tiger-like, though typically retaining his ability to talk.
Mr. Tawny made his first appearance in "Captain Marvel Adventures" #79 (1947), published by Fawcett Comics.
The story "The Talking Tiger" introduced Mr. Tawny as a humanoid talking tiger who travels from his native India to the United States in hopes of integrating himself into American society.
Upon learning that Tawny is friendly, Marvel helps Tawny become a respectable part of society and secures a job for him as a tour guide at the local museum.
Tawny became a regular recurring character in "Captain Marvel Adventures", appearing as the best friend of Captain Marvel and his juvenile alter-ego Billy Batson, until it ceased publication in 1953.
As a respectable gentleman, Tawny typically dressed in a tweed suit, and spoke and acted in a dignified manner.
His second appearance, "Captain Marvel and the Return of Mr. Tawny" (from "Captain Marvel Adventures" #82 in 1948), featured Tawny's origin story: Tawny had been a regular tiger who was accused of killing a man.
In order to allow the tiger to clear his name, a local hermit gave Tawny a serum that gave him the ability to speak and stand upright like a human.
A contest was introduced in "Captain Marvel Adventures" #90 for the readers to submit entries for what Mr. Tawny's first name might be, with the winning entry by Mary Garrisi and Pat Laughlin of Detroit, MI, "Tawky" (a deliberate misspelling of "talky"), being introduced in "Captain Marvel Adventures" #90.
Following the end of the publication of "Captain Marvel Adventures" when Fawcett Comics discontinued all of their superhero comics (see "National Comics Publications v. Fawcett Publications"), Tawny later resurfaced when DC Comics licensed (and later bought) the rights to the Fawcett characters and began publishing new Captain Marvel storries, along with Fawcett reprints, under the comic book title "Shazam!" beginning in 1973.
Tawky Tawny was written out of continuity following DC's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" maxiseries in 1985-86.
In the graphic novel, "Tawky Tawny" was a popular children's toy doll owned by Billy Batson's sister Mary Batson; the doll plays a key part in the origin story of Black Adam by being used to hide part of the scarab necklace which allowed him to first access his powers.
Tawny is given life by Satanus to help Billy Batson and the Marvel Family in their fight against his sister, the demon Blaze.
Under Satanus' spell, Tawny only appeared sentient to Billy, Mary, and Uncle Dudley; everyone else only sees a doll (similar to how only Calvin can see Hobbes as a real tiger in the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip).
#11, Tawny is given permanent anthropomorphic form by the magical superhero Ibis the Invincible, after he proves to be more of an aid to the Marvels than Satanus intended.
Following the cancellation of "The Power of Shazam!" in 1999, Tawny only appeared sporadically in DC Comics stories.
#10 (2007), Tawny helps Freddy Freeman (formerly Captain Marvel's sidekick Captain Marvel, Jr) fight the evil Sabina, revealing a new ability to transform into a giant and powerful smilodon.
In "Final Crisis" #6, the key miniseries of DC's 2009 "Final Crisis" crossover event, Tawky Tawny joined up with the All-Star Squadron and faced off against Kalibak and his Tigerman.
In The New 52, Tawny appears as a recurring character in the "Shazam!" backup stories published in "Justice League" (vol.
In these stories, Tawny is a regular tiger at the Philadelphia city zoo who is a friend of young Billy Batson.
When a fight with Black Adam lands them in the zoo, Shazam attempts to give Tawny the power to turn into a giant tiger but casts the spell incorrectly.
The Monster Society of Evil", Tawky Tawny was presented as an ifrit disguised as a homeless man who can take the form of a tiger.
In the "Flashpoint" reality, Tawky Tawny is a companion of Captain Thunder.
When the children transform into Captain Thunder, Tawny becomes a Smilodon in armor (looking not unlike He-Man's companion Battle Cat).
In Mark Waid and Alex Ross' "Kingdom Come" miniseries, Tawky Tawny makes an appearance in the Teen Titans meta-human bar.
It is variable in colour (some individuals are more tawny than others) and size.
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