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By Ian Patterson

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

Words are drawn from many alternative worlds together with artwork, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gem stones, style, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, background, paintings background, social historical past, 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, commute, battle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, drugs, medications and colour remedy, foods and drinks, colour idea and plenty of others.

Who can purchase this book?
Writers, newshounds, copywriters, picture, fabric and style designers, artists and illustrators, paintings scholars, artwork critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and sellers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language lovers, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, common libraries and educational libraries when it comes to the above disciplines.

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C bay Reddish brown or chestnut colour used particularly in the description of horses; hence ‘bay-coloured’ and ‘bay-brown’. a bdellium-coloured The shining or sparkling colour ascribed in Numbers xi. 7 to Manna, the food provided to the Jews wandering in the wilderness, comparing it to bdellium in its appearance. n beam A ray of colour or light. vb beam; to To shine; radiate light; radiate. a beautiful Originally had the meaning of being light in colouring. 36 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R c beaver The greyish brown colour of beaver fur; hence ‘beaver-brown’ and ‘beavercoloured’.

A blazing Flaming, shining. Also used as an adjective of colour especially as regards such as yellow, red and orange. n blazonry Brilliant colouring as in the colouring of heraldic devices and coats-of-arms. See heraldic colours. vb bleach; to To whiten or to grow pale. An obsolete use of the word has the opposite meaning, namely, ‘to blacken’. ‘Bleach’ is possibly derived from ‘black’ although some authorities suggest that it comes from the Old English word ‘blaec’ meaning ‘shining’. 54 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n bleach A substance which is intended to remove stains or colour or to impart colour particularly to hair.

See cryptic colouring and Müllerian mimicry. n batik The art of colouring fabric by the application of wax to particular areas so that only the remainder of the surfaces absorbs the dye applied. An example of resistdyeing. c battleship grey The bluish-grey colour in which battleships are often painted. c bay Reddish brown or chestnut colour used particularly in the description of horses; hence ‘bay-coloured’ and ‘bay-brown’. a bdellium-coloured The shining or sparkling colour ascribed in Numbers xi.

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