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By Ian Patterson

ISBN-10: 1854183753

ISBN-13: 9781854183750

This dictionary is the 1st of its type: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a entire source for exploring each element of colour and it many purposes around the disciplines and during the ages.

Words are drawn from many various worlds together with paintings, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gemstones, style, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, background, artwork background, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], track, theatre, images, tv and picture, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislation, trip, conflict, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, drugs, medications and colour remedy, food and drinks, colour idea and plenty of others.

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Writers, newshounds, copywriters, picture, cloth and model designers, artists and illustrators, artwork scholars, paintings critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and retailers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language fanatics, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, common libraries and educational libraries in relation to the above disciplines.

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C Azure One of the colours in the X11 Color Set. It has hex code #F0FFFF. c azurine The colour blue; azure; greyish-blue; also a blue-black dye. 32 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n azurite A greenish-blue pigment made from the mineral, azurite, and used until the end of the 17th century as a cheaper alternative to ultramarine or as an undercoat to enhance ultramarine. Also used to produce a green colour, namely, verditer. n azurite blue A mineral pigment producing a blue dye. adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A 33 B Z c Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A baby-blue, baby blue A pale blue.

C aurora The deep orange colour at sunrise; the dawn or first light of day. n aurora australis The phenomenon consisting of streams of light (usually red, yellow, and green) moving across the sky at the South Pole. It is thought that the so-called Southern Lights and the Northern Lights (next mentioned) appear at the same time and are in some way connected. n aurora borealis The phenomenon consisting of streams of light (usually red, yellow, and green) moving across the sky at the North Pole. See previous entry.

N blob A small blotch of colour. c blonde (f), blond (m) Light or fair in colour; especially as regards hair; a light golden colour; hence a person having such hair. c blood-dark A dark red. Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B 55 c blood-red A dark red colour; a rich bluish red. a bloodshot Reddened (particularly of the eyes). n bloodstone The name given to red stones such as the garnet and the carnelian. c bloody Having the colour of blood. c bloom ‘the blue colour upon plums and grapes newly gathered’ Samuel Johnson; hence ‘bloomy’.

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