ADJ from n
The 'dirty' group
These adjectives indicate that a person or thing has a particular appearance or is in a particular state. The noun group following from indicates the cause.
bloodshot blotchy damp dirty dishevelled dull dusty filthy flushed lustrous pale shiny slippery wet
Your child's hands are likely to get dirty from the newspaper print as well as very sticky, so keep a bowl of soapy water handy for frequent washes.
Near the tide line, the rocks are slippery from crude oil apparently welling up from below the beach.
Adjectives which indicate colour are also used with this pattern. We list below the most frequent. The Subject may be a person, a part of the body, or a thing.
black blue brown green red ruddy rusty scarlet white
I was turning blue from lack of oxygen because I didn't want to gasp for air and look like I couldn't handle the pace.
Adjectives which indicate heat or coldness are also used with this pattern.
cold cool hot icy warm
Harrell's face was cold from the wind.