The industrial revolution also had the unintended effect of coating the exteriors of many homes in a thick layer of dirt, so Victorian interiors became more ornate to counteract the dingy exteriors of many homes.
You don't want to be surprised to find that the luxurious downtown hotel shown in the photograph has been replaced by a dingy, low-quality hotel on the outskirts of town.
Snow Wreath (Neviusia Alabamensis) - Introduced in 1882, the objection generally made to it is that the flowers, instead of a snowy whiteness, are a dingy green.
David, Vanessa, and Teran's orange and brown bedroom was a hit with the judges and Tym and Joe turned the dingy back patio into a sleek, urban outdoor retreat.
He wore a flat gray cloth cap, a dingy wool-colored greatcoat, and cowhide boots.
In yonder city's dingy alleys the sun shines not, and the air is foul.
A widespread disease known as pocket-plums or bladderplums is due to an ascomycetous fungus, Exoascus pruni, the mycelium of which lives parasitically in the tissues of the host plant, passes into the ovary of the flower and causes the characteristic malformation of the fruit which becomes a deformed, sometimes curved or flattened, wrinkled dry structure, with a hollow occupying the place of the stone; the bladder plums are yellow at first, subsequently dingy red.
Owing to the use of paper among the threads of the embroidery and sizing in the preparation of the stuff forming the ground, every operation of folding used to cause perceptible injury to a piece, so that after a few years it acquired a crumpled and dingy appearance.
The Indian wolf has a dingy reddish-white fur, some of the hairs being tipped with black.
It was, in short, from their little dingy meeting house.