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Bice \Bice\, Bise \Bise\, n. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.] (Paint.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.

Green bice is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper.
--Brande & C.


Bise \Bise\, n. [F.] A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.


Bise \Bise\, n. (Paint.) See Bice.


n. 1 (alternative form of bice nodot=yes English) (blue pigment) 2 A cold, dry, northerly wind in France, Switzerland, etc.


n. a dry cold north wind in southeastern France [syn: bize]

Bise (disambiguation)

The bise is a northern wind in France and Switzerland.

Bise or BISE may also refer to:

Usage examples of "bise".

The sound of the bells, half musical, half ominous, was borne by the bise across the vineyards, for the easterly wind that brings fine weather was blowing over lake and forest, and seemed to drive before it thin sheets of moonlight that turned the whole world soft.

Douglas got in only one shot he thought telling, a reminder of the historic nature of the bise F "That's for Kemble's sake," he told Jeremiah during a recess.

Vois, la brise Tourne au nord, Et la bise Souffle et mord Sur ta pure Chevelure Qui murmure Et se tord.