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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Complected Complexioned.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • complected Woven together; interwoven.
    • complected Of a certain complexion; complexioned: usually in composition: as, light-complected.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Complected interwoven
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. complecti, to embrace—com, and plectĕre, to twine.


In literature:

The dean was a swarthy complected, strongly built individual.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
I always thought they was dark complected.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
Lorenzo was dark complected, you remember, and this child is, too.
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
One of them was the slimmest, lightest-footed, quickest feller you ever seen, with a big nose and dark complected, and his name was Tobias.
"Danny's Own Story" by Don Marquis
Now I KNOW that I'm going to marry the dark-complected man, and I'll be ready for him when he comes along.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
It's a little dark-complected for Mrs. P., but it will do.
"Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
He's dark complected and he's a mighty smart young feller.
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
You'll be surprised to see how light-complected I really am when that's over.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Dark-complected man with a mustache.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
My daddy was just such an upstanding, dark-complected feller as he is.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
Don't favor her much though; she's kinder dark complected.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
She was too dark complected, and had altogether too thumpin' feet and ankles, besides wearin' wrinkly stockings.
"Ethelyn's Mistake" by Mary Jane Holmes
He was a light complected man, tall large, and full-faced, with a large nose.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
She is a fat and cheerful looking lady, very light complected.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Both parents were light complected and I've voted several times.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
You notices how light-complected I is?
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The man from space was almost as dark complected as the Negro.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Both of them had white fathers, were light complected and had been brought up in the big house.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
My marster looked like you, jes' the same complection and about your size.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The dark complected Fed pulled the mangled cigar from his mouth and pointed it toward the twisted wreckage.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr

In news:

Yes, Halle Berry really is as gorgeous and flawlessly complected in person as she appears onscreen.
The suspect is a light-complected African American man about 25 to 35 years old.