By Ian Paterson
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, gem stones, type, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, historical past, artwork heritage, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], song, theatre, images, tv and picture, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, shuttle, struggle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, medication, medicinal drugs and colour remedy, foods and drinks, colour idea and lots of others.Who should purchase this book?Writers, newshounds, copywriters, photograph, fabric and model designers, artists and illustrators, paintings scholars, paintings critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and sellers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language fanatics, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, basic libraries and educational libraries in relation to the above disciplines.
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C ash Whitish grey or brownish grey. 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 25 c ash-blond(e) As regards hair, a light blonde colour; someone having this colour of hair. c ash-coloured Having the colour of ash, namely, whitish grey or brownish grey. a ashen Having the same colour as ash; having a very pale complexion; like ash, grey, pale; whitish grey. c ashes of roses A pinkish-grey colour. a ashy Grey; ash-coloured. c asparagus The green colour of asparagus; also referred to as ‘asparagus-green’.
One theory put forward in World Wide Words as to the origin of ‘blue’ to indicate pornography is that prostitutes used to wear blue gowns in prison and were referred to as ‘bluegowns’. In China a pornographic book is referred to as a ‘yellow book’. a blue Melancholy. n blue Someone who represents the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge in some game, sport or other activity – a dark blue for Oxford and a light blue for Cambridge. Hence ‘a blue’ is the honour received as well as the person receiving it Also used as regards Eton and Harrow Schools.
A argentine Silvery; made of silver. c argil The reddish-brown colour of clay – argil being potter’s clay. pr argyr- (G) Silver. a argyranthous Having silver-white flowers. 24 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n argyria, argyrism Pigmentation of the skin caused by silver poisoning or taking medicine containing silver. n art masking fluid A compound made from an easily removable rubber latex which can be applied to a particular area when painting a watercolour to enable that area to retain its background colour once the compound is removed.