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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a red/green/blue etc colour
▪ Our door was painted a bright green colour.
baby blues
black and blue
▪ If you do that again, I’ll beat you black and blue.
black/blue/white/grey smoke
▪ Black smoke poured out of the engine.
blue baby
blue book
blue cheese (=a type of cheese with blue lines in it and a strong taste)
blue cheese
blue jeans
blue law
blue movie
blue on blue
▪ a ‘Blue on Blue’ incident which saw an RAF jet brought down by a Patriot missile
blue on blue
▪ a ‘Blue on Blue’ incident which saw an RAF jet brought down by a Patriot missile
blue ribbon
▪ the club’s prized blue riband award
blue ribbon (=first prize)
▪ For the second time she won the blue ribbon.
▪ The sun shone brightly upon the clear blue sea.
▪ The sky was blue and the sun was shining.
▪ Both their children have blue eyes.
colour sth red/blue etc
▪ Sunset came and coloured the sky a brilliant red.
dark blue/green/pink etc
▪ a dark blue dress
deep blue/pale blue
▪ She looked into his deep blue eyes.
▪ The tiny child 's pale blue eyes stared up at her appealingly.
deep blue/pale blue
▪ She looked into his deep blue eyes.
▪ The tiny child 's pale blue eyes stared up at her appealingly.
dusky pink/orange/blue etc
▪ a dusky pink room
dye sth black/blue/blonde etc
▪ Priscilla’s hair was dyed jet black.
electric blue
light blue/green/grey etc
▪ She had blue eyes and light brown hair.
midnight blue
navy blue
▪ a navy blue sweater
paint sth (in) blue/red/green etc
▪ We painted the door blue.
▪ Paint the walls in a contrasting colour.
▪ The living room was painted in pastel shades of pink and blue.
powder blue
rhythm and blues
royal blue
scream blue murder informal (= scream very loudly with fear or anger)
▪ She flew into a rage and screamed blue murder at him.
turn (sth) red/blue/white etc
▪ Rose’s hair was already turning grey.
▪ In October the leaves turn orange and yellow.
▪ The sun had turned the sky a glowing pink.
white/red/blue etc
▪ I decided to use white paint throughout the house.
▪ Blues is a delicious full fat soft blue cheese with a creamy texture and good bite.
▪ A sprinkling of blue cheese or Gorgonzola makes it extra special.
▪ Add Cheddar cheese, blue cheese and 2 cups flour.
▪ And the horseradish potato puree, braised greens, Maytag blue cheese and port wine sauce are also praiseworthy.
▪ Nearly all blue cheeses are scalded and lightly pressed and tend to crumble.
▪ The mold variety used in the making of blue cheeses has been in use for centuries and is apparently safe.
▪ If you fancy a blue cheese, chose Roquefort over Stilton - the difference is 40 calories an ounce!
▪ Of the remaining blue cheeses, Mycella is probably the best known.
▪ The City also wants to take it easier after yesterday's barrage of trading statements from blue chip companies.
▪ Metal, paper and chemical makers were among the leading gainers, helping blue chips to an impressive advance.
▪ Many blue chip companies use team-based competitions with a series of mental and physical challenges.
▪ The index of blue chip stocks gained 159. 70 for the week.
▪ After the auction, the blue chip benchmark inched higher to end at 6,170.3, a gain of 4.8 points.
▪ That proved a bonanza in 1995, when blue chips were market leaders.
▪ Joanne Tearle finds that the blue chip loan comes in many guises and choosing one may be your greatest problem.
▪ Among blue chips, J. P. Morgan surrendered 2 5 / 8 to 79.
▪ The dark blue collar and shoulder straps are lined with scarlet cloth and edged with white lace.
▪ They were blue collar in occupation, and they were haters.
▪ Though most managers recognised the remarkable achievements of the machinists, the programmers were unhappy that blue collar workers remained in control.
▪ They needed to put a little blue collar -- Carolina blue, if you will -- into all that pompous purple.
▪ The report demonstrated that the 1980s austerity measures had disproportionately affected blue collar workers in comparison with white collar workers.
▪ Beyond that, however labor markets are no longer a simple matter of distinguishing between white and blue collars.
▪ Maybe Madonna is, like Cher, what director Franc Roddam calls' a genuine blue collar actress.
▪ Brown hair, àla Beatles, blue anorak, tatty blue jeans and guitar.
▪ The faded blue jeans she wore that morning, her old tennis shoes, her white cotton sweater.
▪ The head of a smart high-street men's shop attempted to tell me why corduroys are superior to blue jeans.
▪ Seven months earlier my friend could be seen on campus wearing blue jeans and a shirt that said dumb things.
▪ He wore a pair of faded blue jeans and a rugby shirt.
▪ With his blond hair and blue eyes, Spelling plays a Valley dude who wears a tank top and blue jeans.
▪ Co-star Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, settled for a bomber jacket with blue jeans.
▪ Alvin dressed in blue jeans, shirts and boots and looked like the renegade that he felt he was.
▪ So now he just comes round once in a blue moon.
▪ A blue moon is the second full moon in one month.
▪ Once in a blue moon the addressing system itself changes.
▪ That happens only once in a blue moon, when the weather is cold enough and thus the ice thick enough.
▪ The most recent observation of a blue moon was in Edinburgh in 1950.
▪ And Eleanor was damn lucky to have him as an escort once in a blue moon.
▪ His bus turned into an Inter-City express without brakes and he sat on top and screamed blue murder.
▪ It might get into the papers, and then she'd be down here knocking on my door and screaming blue murder.
▪ I think that should be stopped - blue murder, vandalism and the lot.
▪ They say people usually get upset and scream blue murder and all that shite, but no me.
▪ Then he went on gazing at Thérèse, voluptuous in flowered chintz and blue ribbons.
▪ Then there was Raymond Lereaux who showed horses and won blue ribbons that he brought to school for Show and Tell.
▪ A cot swathed in draperies and blue ribbon stood isolated in a corner.
▪ Christine had friends in the Working Groups, and Tim wore the blue ribbon.
▪ There were two large bouquets and a bundle of letters tied with pale blue ribbon, presumably from stage-door admirers.
▪ The Longitude Act established a blue ribbon panel of judges that became known as the Board of Longitude.
▪ A large jug and basin, charmingly ornamented with a design of blue ribbon, was its centre-piece.
▪ There are blue devils and blue ribbons and blue bloods.
a bolt from/out of the blue
▪ Even so, dismissal should never come as a bolt from the blue, however exalted your place in the corporate hierarchy.
▪ Inspiration hit me like a bolt from the blue on the way home.
▪ The Mishcon job came like a bolt from the blue.
between the devil and the deep blue sea
in a (blue) funk
▪ Sam drove off in a funk.
▪ At extremely fast tempos this lilt is lost and they even out as they would in a funk or fusion context.
▪ Montross is frank enough to admit that all this put him in a funk for a third of the season.
once in a blue moon
Once in a blue moon Eric will offer to help with the dishes, but usually he doesn't do any housework at all.
▪ I used to spend a lot of time in London, but now I only go there once in a blue moon.
▪ We go out to eat once in a blue moon.
▪ And Eleanor was damn lucky to have him as an escort once in a blue moon.
▪ So now he just comes round once in a blue moon.
▪ That happens only once in a blue moon, when the weather is cold enough and thus the ice thick enough.
slate blue/grey
▪ By flaking off successive layers, the tree displays a bark of beige, cinnamon, lime green and slate blue.
▪ Immature has tail brown but throat white, with most of bill slate blue.
▪ Matching long-line briefs, £19, s, m, l, Also in classic navy and slate grey.
▪ Most remarkably it continued to function under California's midday sun, when it's slate grey shell was too hot hold!
▪ The falls of the flowers are a delicate yellowish green veined with slate blue.
▪ The sky past his profiled head had gone slate blue above a jagged paleness of snow.
▪ They were hard pin-points of slate blue beneath bushy eyebrows.
the boys in blue
▪ I can tell you the boys in blue are pleased you've turned up.
▪ I could just as easily send the Boys in Blue.
blue language
▪ a dark blue sweater
▪ Her jokes are too blue for most audiences.
▪ I found the kids watching a blue movie on the video last night.
▪ Carrie's bright blue eyes mirrored her good health and she hummed happily to herself as she brushed down her best coat.
▪ Inside this box, the hot, red upwellings of the mantle moved past cold, blue downwellings.
▪ Quills of blue smoke rose out of the swinging ball.
▪ The man who shot Richard had grey hair and was wearing a black leather jacket, a blue jumper and jeans.
▪ There are blue laws and blue movies.
▪ Thousands of fertilized sea urchin eggs, starfish and blue clams returned to Earth with the astronauts.
▪ We were pretty much trying to emulate a lot of the early black blues sound.
▪ White predominated, sea-green and bright blue were also favourites.
▪ He was wearing some kind of uniform, navy blue with bright blue buttons.
▪ It is divided horizontally by color with bright blue on the head and back and yellow on the stomach and tail.
▪ The sky was bright blue, and the woods glowed with light.
▪ The rims of the eyes also have this same bright blue, and they retain this coloration in the adult stage.
▪ From the heart of a large flat pebble-shaped stone he has revealed two fishes in brilliant, iridescent blues.
▪ It is light turquoise in the east, grading to deep, dark, brilliant blue in the west.
▪ Kelly green, cobalt blue and fire-engine red.
▪ Prussian blue, a dark rich blue discovered in Berlin in 1704, alluding to the colour of Tony Weller's face.
▪ Midway between sun and stagnant water he blazed in his glorious colors of putrefaction dark green, dark blue, black.
▪ All three stores looked lighter and brighter after the dark blues and browns of their old decor gave way to pastel colours.
▪ The smoke of smelters and charcoal kilns smudged a sky that all down the pass had been a dark, serene blue.
▪ Auburn and dark blue, honey and blood mixed together: the colour of a bruise.
▪ His eyes seemed darker blue and more wide open than usual.
▪ Mr Sammler, back walking the streets, which now were dark blue, a bluish glow from the street lamps.
▪ The tail is completely dark blue.
▪ They had selected a full-skirted velvet frock in a deep royal blue which set off her auburn hair.
▪ The color of the body is a deep blue to purple and that of the head a bright orange-yellow.
▪ By morning thick clouds drift over, but the sky between them is deep blue and occasionally the sun peeks through.
▪ The sky is a deep blue.
▪ The sky has evolved into a mute deep blue, huge and high.
▪ Her eyelids were painted deep blue and her full mouth was a slick red.
▪ The light blues beat Oxford in a report judging the quality of research in 172 universities and colleges.
▪ Color: Light blue collars a pale neck, behind writhe thick green vines, exploding ultramarine blooms.
▪ On paper it appears the light blues are inches shorter ... and a few months older ... but what about on the water?
▪ He threw my dress shirt over it so all was pale blue.
▪ It is the pale, icy blues and strong medium shades that are now the most popular.
▪ He was wearing pale blue brushed denim pants and a pale blue shirt that made his blue eyes look nearly luminous.
▪ A box of royal blue was opened by the Court Chamberlain and the awards placed over the recipients' shoulders.
▪ They had selected a full-skirted velvet frock in a deep royal blue which set off her auburn hair.
▪ These cotton yellows, peachy pinks and baby blues transport us, delighted, to the land of Tupperware.
▪ Walls a saturated sky blue, broken by gray the color of storm clouds.
▪ There was always a way to beat bad weather blues and enjoy ourselves.
▪ Can a younger lover beat the ageing blues - or would a change of style do the trick for you?
a bolt from/out of the blue
▪ Even so, dismissal should never come as a bolt from the blue, however exalted your place in the corporate hierarchy.
▪ Inspiration hit me like a bolt from the blue on the way home.
▪ The Mishcon job came like a bolt from the blue.
between the devil and the deep blue sea
dusty blue/pink etc
▪ The rising sun slowly turns the drab greys and dull browns of the mountains to patches of pale gold and dusty pinks.
in a (blue) funk
▪ Sam drove off in a funk.
▪ At extremely fast tempos this lilt is lost and they even out as they would in a funk or fusion context.
▪ Montross is frank enough to admit that all this put him in a funk for a third of the season.
medium brown/blue etc
▪ Beyond Volkswagens and medium blue cars or big black cars, Carla could not tell one car from the other.
▪ It came in two colours, medium brown or medium grey; it shone with a slightly oily sheen.
▪ She was slim, five feet four inches tall, and had medium brown skin.
once in a blue moon
Once in a blue moon Eric will offer to help with the dishes, but usually he doesn't do any housework at all.
▪ I used to spend a lot of time in London, but now I only go there once in a blue moon.
▪ We go out to eat once in a blue moon.
▪ And Eleanor was damn lucky to have him as an escort once in a blue moon.
▪ So now he just comes round once in a blue moon.
▪ That happens only once in a blue moon, when the weather is cold enough and thus the ice thick enough.
slate blue/grey
▪ By flaking off successive layers, the tree displays a bark of beige, cinnamon, lime green and slate blue.
▪ Immature has tail brown but throat white, with most of bill slate blue.
▪ Matching long-line briefs, £19, s, m, l, Also in classic navy and slate grey.
▪ Most remarkably it continued to function under California's midday sun, when it's slate grey shell was too hot hold!
▪ The falls of the flowers are a delicate yellowish green veined with slate blue.
▪ The sky past his profiled head had gone slate blue above a jagged paleness of snow.
▪ They were hard pin-points of slate blue beneath bushy eyebrows.
the boys in blue
▪ I can tell you the boys in blue are pleased you've turned up.
▪ I could just as easily send the Boys in Blue.
▪ Carolyn's the one dressed in blue.
▪ I especially like the rich blues and reds of the painting.
▪ Come to think of it, Columbia wouldn't have been around if it hadn't been for the blues.
▪ Expect thunder, expect lightning, expect country and blues and rock and expect him to offer the unexpected, too.
▪ From the heart of a large flat pebble-shaped stone he has revealed two fishes in brilliant, iridescent blues.
▪ He saw a woman in the rich blue of a nursing uniform at the wheel.
▪ His eyes are a washed-out blue.
▪ On the other hand, blue and green are subdued and bring calm to a garden.
▪ The elegant spring spires of delphiniums are perhaps the truest of the blues.
▪ These good ole boys could turn the blues into a rainbow.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cod \Cod\, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L. gadus merlangus.] (Zo["o]l.) An important edible fish ( Gadus morrhua), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities.

Note: There are several varieties; as shore cod, from shallow water; bank cod, from the distant banks; and rock cod, which is found among ledges, and is often dark brown or mottled with red. The tomcod is a distinct species of small size. The bastard, blue, buffalo, or cultus cod of the Pacific coast belongs to a distinct family. See Buffalo cod, under Buffalo.

Cod fishery, the business of fishing for cod.

Cod line, an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish.
--McElrath. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, bleu, blwe, etc., from Old French blo "pale, pallid, wan, light-colored; blond; discolored; blue, blue-gray," from Frankish *blao or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *blæwaz (cognates: Old English blaw, Old Saxon and Old High German blao, Danish blaa, Swedish blå, Old Frisian blau, Middle Dutch bla, Dutch blauw, German blau "blue"), from PIE *bhle-was "light-colored, blue, blond, yellow," from PIE root bhel- (1) "to shine, flash" (see bleach (v.)).\n

\nThe same PIE root yielded Latin flavus "yellow," Old Spanish blavo "yellowish-gray," Greek phalos "white," Welsh blawr "gray," Old Norse bla "livid" (the meaning in black and blue), showing the usual slippery definition of color words in Indo-European The present spelling is since 16c., from French influence (Modern French bleu).\n\nThe exact color to which the Gmc. term applies varies in the older dialects; M.H.G. bla is also 'yellow,' whereas the Scandinavian words may refer esp. to a deep, swarthy black, e.g. O.N. blamaðr, N.Icel. blamaður 'Negro' [Buck]\n

\nFew words enter more largely into the composition of slang, and colloquialisms bordering on slang, than does the word BLUE. Expressive alike of the utmost contempt, as of all that men hold dearest and love best, its manifold combinations, in ever varying shades of meaning, greet the philologist at every turn.

[John S. Farmer, "Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present," 1890, p.252]

\nThe color of constancy since Chaucer at least, but apparently for no deeper reason than the rhyme in true blue (c.1500). From early times blue was the distinctive color of the dress of servants, which may be the reason police uniforms are blue, a tradition Farmer dates to Elizabethan times. For blue ribbon see cordon bleu under cordon. Blue whale attested from 1851, so called for its color. The flower name blue bell is recorded by 1570s. Blue streak, of something resembling a bolt of lightning (for quickness, intensity, etc.) is from 1830, U.S. Western slang.\n

\nMany Indo-European languages seem to have had a word to describe the color of the sea, encompasing blue and green and gray; such as Irish glass (see Chloe); Old English hæwen "blue, gray," related to har (see hoar); Serbo-Croatian sinji "gray-blue, sea-green;" Lithuanian šyvas, Russian sivyj "gray."

"to make blue," c.1600, from blue (1).


"lewd, indecent" recorded from 1840 (in form blueness, in an essay of Carlyle's); the sense connection is unclear, and is opposite to that in blue laws (q.v.). John Mactaggart's "Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia" (1824) containing odd words he had learned while growing up in Galloway and elsewhere in Scotland, has an entry for Thread o'Blue, "any little smutty touch in song-singing, chatting, or piece of writing." Farmer ["Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present," 1890] offers the theory that this meaning derives from the blue dress uniforms issued to harlots in houses of correction, but he writes that the earlier slang authority John Camden Hotten "suggests it as coming from the French Bibliothèque Bleu, a series of books of very questionable character," and adds, from Hotten, that, "Books or conversation of an entirely opposite nature are said to be Brown or Quakerish, i.e., serious, grave, decent."

  1. 1 Of the colour blue. 2 (lb en informal) depressed, melancholic, sad. 3 pale, without redness or glare; said of a flame. 4 (lb en entertainment informal) pornographic or profane. 5 (lb en politics) Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by a political party represented by the colour blue. 6 # (lb en politics in particular in the US) Supportive of, run by (a member of), pertaining to, or dominated by the Democratic Party. (after 2000) 7 # (lb en AU politics) Supportive of or related to the Liberal Party. 8 (lb en astronomy) Of the higher-frequency region of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is relevant in the specific observation. 9 (lb en of steak) Extra rare; left very raw and cold. 10 (lb en of a dog or cat) Possessing a coat of fur that is a shade of gray. 11 (lb en archaic) Severe or overly strict in morals; gloomy. 12 (lb en archaic of women) literary; bluestockinged. 13 (lb en particle physics) Having a color charge of blue. n. 1 The colour of the clear sky or the deep sea, between green and violet in the visible spectrum, and one of the primary additive colours for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and green from white light using magenta and cyan filters; or any colour resembling this. 2 A blue dye or pigment. 3 Any of several processes to protect metal against rust. 4 Blue clothing 5 (context in the plural English) A blue uniform. See blues. 6 (context slang English) A member of law enforcement 7 The sky, literally or figuratively. 8 The ocean; deep waters. 9 Anything blue, especially to distinguish it from similar objects differing only in color. 10 (context snooker English) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 5 points. 11 Any of the blue-winged butterfly of the subfamily ''(taxlink Polyommatini tribe noshow=1)'' in the family Lycaenidae. 12 A bluefish. 13 (context Australia colloquial English) An argument. 14 A liquid with an intense blue colour, added to a laundry wash to prevent yellowing of white clothes. 15 (context British English) A type of firecracker. 16 (context archaic English) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking. 17 (context particle physics English) One of the three color charges for quarks. v

  2. 1 (context ergative English) To make or become blue. 2 (context transitive English) (context metallurgy English) To treat the surface of steel so that it is passivated chemically and becomes more resistant to rust. 3 (context transitive slang English) To spend (money) extravagantly; to blow.

  1. v. turn blue

  2. [also: bluest, bluer]

  1. adj. having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke" [syn: bluish, blueish, light-blue, dark-blue, blue-black]

  2. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"

  3. low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]

  4. characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words" [syn: blasphemous, profane]

  5. suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip" [syn: gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy]

  6. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes" [syn: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician]

  7. morally rigorous and strict; "blue laws"; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior" [syn: blue(a), puritan, puritanic, puritanical]

  8. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim]

  9. [also: bluest, bluer]

  1. n. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue" [syn: blueness]

  2. blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"

  3. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"

  4. the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue" [syn: blue sky, blue air, wild blue yonder]

  5. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge [syn: bluing, blueing]

  6. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic [syn: amobarbital sodium, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal]

  7. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae

  8. [also: bluest, bluer]

Blue (2001 film)

Blue is a 2002 Japanese romantic drama directed by Hiroshi Ando based on the manga of the same name by Kiriko Nananan. The film stars Mikako Ichikawa as Kayako Kirishima and Manami Konishi as Masami Endo. The film was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002, and was released in Japanese theaters in 2003.

The film is about two teenage girls, Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endō, who find their friendship turning into something more.

Blue (1993 film)

Blue is the twelfth and final feature film by director Derek Jarman, released four months before his death from AIDS-related complications. Such complications had already rendered him partially blind at the time of the film's release.

The film was his last testament as a film-maker, and consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack where Jarman's and some of his favourite actors' narration describes his life and vision. On its premiere, on 19 September 1993, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 3 collaborated on a simultaneous broadcast so viewers could enjoy a stereo soundtrack. Radio 3 subsequently broadcast the soundtrack separately as a radio play and it was later released as a CD.

The film has been released on DVD in Germany and in Italy. On 23 July 2007 British distributor Artificial Eye released DVD tying Blue together with Glitterbug, a collage of Jarman's Super 8 footage.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle has called Blue one of his favourite films, calling it "one of the most intimate films I've ever seen."

Blue (magazine)

Blue is a gay men's magazine from Australia that features artistically composed images of nude and semi-nude men taken by top photographers from around the world. It also contains a variety of interviews and articles on art, films, music, culture, and travel. The magazine's format is oversized and it is sturdily bound on heavy paper; Blue is conceived as a "coffee table magazine." The magazine was launched in February 1995 under the name "(not only) Blue." It later changed to simply "Blue," and since 2007 has styled itself as "Blue+".

Blue (disambiguation)

Blue is a color.

Blue may also refer to:

Blue (manga)

is a manga by Kiriko Nananan that was serialized in the alternative manga magazine COMIC Are!; the tankōbon was released on April 24, 1997. The English version, published by Fanfare/ Ponent Mon, was released on March 15, 2006. Blue is about two high school aged girls, Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endo, who find that their friendship is turning into something more, and they are unsure about their future and feel confused about their current life.


Blue is the colour between violet and green on the optical spectrum of visible light. Human eyes perceive blue when observing light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometres. Blues with a higher frequency and thus a shorter wavelength gradually look more violet, while those with a lower frequency and a longer wavelength gradually appear more green. Pure blue, in the middle, has a wavelength of 470 nanometres. In painting and traditional colour theory, blue is one of the three primary colours of pigments, along with red and yellow, which can be mixed to form a wide gamut of colours. Red and blue mixed together form violet, blue and yellow together form green. Blue is also a primary colour in the RGB colour model, used to create all the colours on the screen of a television or computer monitor.

The modern English word blue comes from Middle Englishbleu or blewe, from the Old Frenchbleu, a word of Germanic origin related to Old Dutch, Old High German, Old Saxonblāo and Old Frisianblāw, blau. The clear sky and the deep sea appear blue because of an optical effect known as Rayleigh scattering. When sunlight passes through the atmosphere, the blue wavelengths are scattered more widely by the oxygen and nitrogen molecules, and more blue comes to our eyes. Rayleigh scattering also explains blue eyes; there is no blue pigment in blue eyes. Distant objects appear more blue because of another optical effect called atmospheric perspective.

Blue has been used for art and decoration since ancient times. The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, coming from mines in Afghanistan, was used in ancient Egypt for jewelry and ornament and later, in The Renaissance, to make the pigment ultramarine, the most expensive of all pigments. In the Middle Ages, cobalt blue was used to colour the stained glass windows of cathedrals. Beginning in the 9th century, Chinese artists used cobalt to make fine blue and white porcelain. Blue dyes for clothing were made from woad in Europe and indigo in Asia and Africa. In 1828 a synthetic ultramarine pigment was developed, and synthetic blue dyes and pigments gradually replaced mineral pigments and vegetable dyes. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and other late 19th century painters used ultramarine and cobalt blue not just to depict nature, but to create moods and emotions. In the late 18th century and 19th century, blue became a popular colour for military uniforms and police uniforms. In the 20th century, because blue was commonly associated with harmony, it was chosen as the colour of the flags of the United Nations and the European Union. Toward the end of the 20th century, dark blue replaced dark grey as the most common colour for business suits; surveys showed that blue was the colour most associated with the masculine, just ahead of black, and was also the colour most associated with intelligence, knowledge, calm and concentration.

Surveys in the US and Europe show that blue is the colour most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. In US and European public opinion polls it is the most popular colour, chosen by almost half of both men and women as their favourite colour.

Blue (programming language)

Blue is a system for teaching object-oriented programming, developed at the University of Sydney, Australia. It is an integrated development environment (IDE) and a programming language. Blue has been used for teaching since 1997. The development was stopped in 1999 when one of its principals, Michael Kölling, began applying the IDE design to the Java programming language, resulting in BlueJ.

The Blue language syntax is derived from the Eiffel programming language and one of the most useful developments for instruction was the integrated development environment which was designed with learning object-oriented programming in mind. The Blue IDE visually shows the reference and inheritance relationships between classes. At run time it allows the developer to visually and interactively create instances of any class, inspect the instance, and invoke functions on those classes.

Many of the language features it has inherited from Eiffel make it suitable for teaching, such as design by contract (pre-conditions, post-conditions, class invariants) and automatic garbage collection.

The team that developed Blue has continued on with a very similar integrated development environment called BlueJ which uses the Java programming language and has similar goals. The BlueJ project is under active development.

Blue (Down by Law album)

Blue is the second full-length album by the punk rock band Down by Law.

Blue (university sport)

A blue is an award earned by athletes at a university and some schools for competition at the highest level. The awarding of blues began at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. It is awarded at British, Australian and New Zealand universities.

Blue (Flashlight Brown album)

Blue is the fifth release from Flashlight Brown. The album was intended to be their second release from Hollywood Records but weeks before the release of the album, the band left the label for undisclosed reasons. The release of the album was then delayed indefinitely.

On October 30th, 2006, the band posted on their MySpace account that they would release the album the next day, Halloween, in Canada. There has yet to be a release date set for the United States.

Blue (Scottish band)

Blue are a Scottish pop rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1973. The band currently consists of Hughie Nicholson, Ian MacMillan and David Nicholson.

Blue (The Verve song)

"Blue" was the first single by British band The Verve to be released from their first album, A Storm in Heaven, which was released through Hut Records. The song peaked at #69 on the UK charts.

The video shows the band down a dark alleyway in Islington, London. There was a separate video for the USA, which was filmed in Dublin.

Blue (English band)

Blue is an English R&B group consisting of members Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe. The band originally formed in 2000, releasing three studio albums, All Rise (2001), One Love (2002) and Guilty (2003) that all peaked at number one in the United Kingdom alongside releasing 16 singles, over a four-year period. The group also worked alongside artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Lil' Kim. In late 2004, the group announced a hiatus and released their first compilation album, Best of Blue, on 15 November 2004.

On 28 April 2009, Blue announced that they had reformed, and would return to the stage in the summer of that year. The band reunited once again in January 2011 and represented the United Kingdom at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf with the song " I Can", coming in 11th place with 100 points. Blue released their fourth studio album, Roulette on 25 January 2013 with " Hurt Lovers" as the lead single. The following month, it was confirmed that the group would be joining The Big Reunion, in which six groups from the past (including Liberty X, Atomic Kitten and 5ive) reform for a one-off gig. From May 2013, the group toured the UK and Ireland with the other groups in The Big Reunion concert series. On 27 March 2013, the group announced they would embark on their first headlining tour later on in the year, their first tour in nearly ten years. As of 2013, Blue have sold 15 million records worldwide, including 3.3 million albums and 1 million singles in the UK alone. In April 2015 Blue were dropped by their record label Sony due to the poor sales of their fifth album Colours, which sold just 4,000 copies in its first week of release.

Blue (Third Eye Blind album)

Blue is the second studio album by the American rock band Third Eye Blind. The album was released on November 23, 1999. The album's creation was difficult, namely due to power struggles and arguments between frontman Stephan Jenkins and lead guitarist Kevin Cadogan, leading to a quick but isolated recording experience between members. The album was generally well received by critics, and was certified platinum by the RIAA, but performed below the band's prior album, the multi-platinum Third Eye Blind. While managing to stay together for the creation of the album, shortly after its release, the band fired Cadogan, touring in support of the album with replacement guitarist Tony Fredianelli. As such, the album was the last to feature Cadogan, and the last to be released without significant gaps and delays prior to release.

Blue (Da Ba Dee)

"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" is a hit song by the Italian music group Eiffel 65. It was released on 15 January 1999 as the lead single from their debut album Europop. The song is the group's most popular single, reaching number one in many countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Australia, and Germany, as well as reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the song originally entered the top 40 purely on import sales. It was only the third single to do this. The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

Blue (tourism magazine)

Blue was an adventure travel magazine, founded in 1997 by Amy Schrier, with David Carson as the original design consultant. Its focus was on global adventure travel. It was published in New York and is now out of print; its last issue was February–March 2000.

The cover of its first issue was included in a list of the Top 40 magazine covers of the last 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors. In 1999 Life magazine listed it in the Best Magazine Photos of the Year. The New York Times characterized it as "not your father's National Geographic."

Blue (Red Dwarf)

"Blue" is the fifth episode of science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf Series VII and the 41st in the series run. It was first broadcast on the British television channel BBC2 on 14 February 1997, was written by Kim Fuller & Doug Naylor and was directed by Ed Bye. Until Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, it was the last episode to feature the hologram Rimmer.

Blue (Gary Chaw album)

格格 Blue is second album and first major album by Gary Chaw (Chinese: 曹格), released on 26 January 2006.

Blue (Diana Ross album)

Blue, also referred to as The Blue Album, is a 1970s studio album released in 2006 on Motown Records by American singer Diana Ross.

Blue (The Mission album)

Blue is the seventh studio album by The Mission. It was released in June 1996 on Equator Records (UK) and Dragnet/Sony (Germany). It reached #72 on the UK Albums Chart and #11 on the UK Independent Albums Chart. The single "Coming Home" appeared in Germany only.

Blue (The Jesus Lizard album)

Blue is the sixth and final full-length album by The Jesus Lizard, released in 1998. Produced by Andy Gill, it is something of a departure for The Jesus Lizard, exploring some of the more experimental instincts hinted at on earlier songs like "Happy Bunny Goes Fluff-Fluff Along" on " Pure". It is the first and only album with drummer Jim Kimball, who had replaced Mac McNeilly. A limited edition vinyl pressing was released on Jetset Records on April 21, 1998.

As of 2009, the album is out of print.

Blue (Joni Mitchell album)

Blue (1971) is the fourth album of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on " A Case of You" to insecurity on " This Flight Tonight", the songs feature simple accompaniments on pian o, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. Blue was a critical and commercial success, reaching #15 on the Billboard 200 and #3 in the UK Albums Chart. The single "Carey" reached #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Today, Blue is generally regarded by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time; Mitchell's songwriting and compositions are frequent areas of praise. In January 2000, the New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music".

Blue (Phil Keaggy album)

Blue is a 1994 album by guitarist Phil Keaggy, released on Epic Records. Blue was released in the mainstream market simultaneously with Keaggy's album, Crimson and Blue, which was geared to the Christian market. The most significant differences are the inclusion of three different songs (Keaggy's cover of the Badfinger song, "Baby Blue"; "All Our Wishes"; and "The Further Adventures of..." from the Revelator EP) and the exclusion of five songs from Crimson and Blue ("Love Divine," "Reunion Of Friends," "Stone Eyes," "I Will Be There," and "Nothing But The Blood.") In addition, several of the tracks on Blue are reworked.

Blue (LeAnn Rimes album)

Blue is the debut album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States on July 9, 1996 by Curb Records. It reached No. 3 on Billboard 200, and No. 1 on Top Country Albums.

Singles released from this album include, in order of release: "Blue", "Hurt Me", "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)", "Unchained Melody" and "The Light in Your Eyes". These songs all charted on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 1996 and 1997; "Blue" and "The Light in Your Eyes" both reached top 10, while "Hurt Me" fell short off top 40. "One Way Ticket" is Rimes's only No. 1 hit on the country music charts.

When purchased at Target stores during the 1996 Christmas season, the album included a bonus single of "Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart", with " Unchained Melody" on the B-side. "Unchained Melody" peaked at number three on the Country Songs chart while "Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart" peaked at number fifty-one on the same chart in 1997.

Blue (Simply Red album)

Blue is the sixth studio album by Simply Red, released on East West Records on 19 May, 1998.

The album includes five cover versions: "Mellow My Mind" from the 1975 Neil Young album Tonight's the Night; two versions of the frequently-covered " The Air That I Breathe" written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood; the Gregory Isaacs hit "Night Nurse"; and "Ghetto Girl" by Dennis Brown, from whom the band would cover another song in 2003. New versions of previously recorded Simply Red songs also appear here: "Come Get Me Angel" is a re-written version of the 1996 single "Angel", and "Broken Man" was first released as a B-side in 1987.The inlay to the album only features Mick Hucknall and his production team Andy Wright and Gota Yashiki in photograph. This is a first for a Simply Red album as all prior albums featured the various musicians credited.

"The Air That I Breathe Reprise" samples " Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp.

"So Jungiful", found on the Japanese edition of the album, is a jungle remix of "So Beautiful" from the band's previous album, Life.

Blue (NFL mascot)

Blue is the official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts professional American football team of the National Football League. He is an anthropomorphic blue horse who wears a white Colts jersey with a horseshoe on the front. He was first introduced on September 17, 2006 in the Colts' first home regular season game against the Houston Texans at the RCA Dome, in which they won 43-24. Indianapolis's victory over the Texans that day proved to be a sign of good things to come, both for Blue and for the team. That season, the Colts won Super Bowl XLI, defeating the Chicago Bears and winning their first Super Bowl since arriving in Indianapolis (second Super Bowl title overall). Since joining the Colts, Blue has served a valuable good luck charm for the team while also entertaining Colts fans.

Blue (queue management algorithm)

Blue is an scheduling discipline for the network scheduler developed by graduate student Wu-chang Feng for Professor Kang G. Shin at the University of Michigan and others at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center of IBM in 1999.

Blue (Closterkeller album)

Blue is the second studio album by Polish gothic rock band Closterkeller. It was released on February, 1992 in Poland through SPV Poland. The album was recorded at Izabelin Studio from September–December, 1991. The cover art was created by Jerzy Linder and photos by Andrzej Świetlik.

Blue (Double album)

Blue is the first full-length album from Swiss band Double. In addition to containing updated versions of two of the band's earlier singles ("Woman of the World" and "Rangoon Moon"), the album included the international smash hit, " The Captain of Her Heart", a plaintive, atmospheric, piano-led ballad which was an immediate success throughout Europe upon its 1986 single release. Follow-up singles "Your Prayer Takes Me Off" and "Tomorrow" were less successful.

Blue (2003 film)

Blue is a 2003 South Korean war film directed by Lee Jung-gook focusing on elite rescue divers of the South Korea Navy. The film attracted 61,223 admissions in the nation's capital, Seoul.

Blue (video)

Blue is the first DVD by Canadian electronic rock band, The Birthday Massacre. The DVD consist of the Dan Ouellette and Robert Morris created video Blue and also includes behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, a studio performance of "Nevermind," as well as live performances of "Violet" and "Video Kid" by Steve Jones. It was released in the United States and Canada on August 1, 2005, by Repo Records and Metropolis Records. The title video was directed by Dan Ouellette, who later directed the band's Looking Glass video and has directed and/or done production work for videos by (among others) David Bowie and Android Lust. The video's special effects were created by Ouellette and Robert Morris, with the featured dolls and puppets created by Scott Radke.

"Nevermind" was directed by Steve Jones of Toronto, with effects by Mike Spicer.

"Violet" is a live performance video captured during the Violet EP release party on July 31, 2004, at the 360 Club in Toronto.

“Video Kid” is an early video of the band recorded in Toronto in September 2002. This video had been reworked to contain the 2005 version of the song.

Blue is the first single of their album Violet. It was the third video from the band and had their highest budget to date.

Blue (The Rasmus song)

"Blue" is a song by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus (named just "Rasmus" back then), originally released on the band's second album Playboys on 29 August 1997.

If you exclude 1st, 2nd and 3rd and count them as EPs, "Blue" is the first single released by The Rasmus. It was released in 1997 by the record label Warner Music Finland. It was the first single from the album Playboys and features the tracks "Blue" and " Kola", both from the album Playboys.

"Blue" is a softer, more melodic song compared to the other songs from the album.

The single was a big success in the band's native country, Finland, where it sold gold and reached #3 on the Finnish Singles Chart.

Blue (Joni Mitchell song)

"Blue" is the title song from Joni Mitchell's 1971 album of the same name. There has been persistent speculation that the song is about fellow songwriter David Blue, who was a friend and possible love interest of Mitchell's when the album was released. She has denied the connection.

The lines "acid, booze and ass, needles guns and grass, lots of laughs" from Blue were sampled for a bonus track on Mac Dre's The Genie of the Lamp album. The song is sampled on the track "My World Is..", from Blu and Exile's 2007 album Below the Heavens. The track is also sampled on "Catch My Drift", a 1989 song by the British group A.R. Kane.

Blue (2009 film)

Blue is a 2009 Indian action- adventure film directed by Anthony D'Souza, and written by American writers Joshua Lurie and Bryan M. Sullivan. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan and Lara Dutta in lead roles, whilst Katrina Kaif stars in a cameo appearance. Kylie Minogue appears in a musical number in the film. Blue released on 16 October 2009 and received mixed to positive response from critics. The story & screenplay were written by Anthony D'Souza while the dialogues were written by Mayur Puri. During the time of release, it was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced with a budget of more than $25 million. Loosely based on the Hollywood film Into the Blue (2005), Blue failed to recover its high budget from the box office.

Blue (Don Cherry's dog)

Blue was a white Bull Terrier owned by hockey commentator Don Cherry. Blue was reportedly a gift from the members of the Boston Bruins when Cherry was their head coach from 1974 to 1979. The original Blue, who died in 1989, was a female. Cherry has since owned other white bull terriers, all of which were named Blue.

The dog often starred in Cherry's annual series of hockey videos called " Rock'em Sock'em". Bones, the mascot of the Niagara IceDogs, formerly the Mississauga Icedogs, which Cherry partly owned, is modelled on Blue.

Cherry and Blue are the spokespeople for the CherryBlue Pet Insurance program in Canada.

Blue (Terje Rypdal album)

Blue is an album by guitarist Terje Rypdal and The Chasers, bassist Bjørn Kjellemyr and drummer Audun Kleive, recorded in 1985 and released on the ECM label.

Blue (Angela Aki album)

Blue is the seventh studio album by Angela Aki and was released on Sony Music Japan. Available in two editions, regular and limited, both versions include a signed postcard.

Blue (name)

Blue is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:

Blue (Klaus Dinger album)

Blue is a 1999 studio album released under the La! Neu? name by Captain Trip Records. In most senses it is a Klaus Dinger solo album, as Dinger composed, produced, recorded and (mostly) performed the entire album alone. It was originally intended for release as the fifth La Düsseldorf album in 1987, but Dinger's contract with Virgin Records was terminated before the album's release. The 1987 rejection letter from Udo Lange is printed upside-down on the back cover of the CD.

Blue (Da Ba Dee) (music video)

The music video for Eiffel 65's Blue (Da Ba Dee) was released in 1999 by the BlissCoMedia, a computer graphics company of the Bliss Corporation, known at the time the video was produced and released as "BlissMultiMedia". The video featured computer graphics done in 3ds Max, and features Eiffel 65 members Maurizio Lobina and Gabry Ponte trying to save Jeffrey Jey from the aliens Zorotl and Sayok6. The video was later uploaded to the Bliss Corporation's official YouTube channel in 2009, where, as of June 5, 2016, it has more than 86 million views.

The video was listed in NME's "50 Worst Music Videos".

Blue (Vivid song)

"Blue" is the second major and sixth overall single release by the Japanese band Vivid. The single was released in three different versions: two limited CD+DVD editions (A+B) and a regular CD only edition. Each limited edition contains a different type of the title song's music video, but differs in the second live track: A comes with " "Yume" ~Mugen no Kanata~", while B comes with the unreleased song "Ril". Both live performances were taped during their last indies oneman live, which was released as the DVD Indies Last: Vivid Oneman Live "Kousai Genesis". The regular edition contains the B-side track "Re:Load", and the first press of this edition with an original Bleach cover jacket and one randomly chosen trading card (out of a possible six). The title track was used as an opening theme song in the anime Bleach. The single reached number 4 on the Oricon weekly charts, where it charted for eight weeks.

Blue (piano concerto)

Blue is a piano concerto by British composer Matthew King, composed specially for the autistic savant pianist Derek Paravicini. The concerto grew out of an improvisation session between the pianist and composer for BBC Radio 4 programme called The Inner World of Music. during which King and Paravicini extemporised in numerous styles. Fascinated by Paravicini's ability to improvise using advanced harmonies, similar to Ravel or Scryabin, King improvised with him for several sessions, slowly devising a work that came to use a number of themes from Gershwin as the basis for a large single movement piece in extended Sonata Form. A number of themes appear upside down. The concerto begins with a depiction of musical chaos, out of which thematic ideas gradually appear.

Blue (Bill Mack song)

"Blue" is a song released in 1958 by Bill Mack, an American songwriter-country artist and country radio disc jockey. It has since been covered by several artists, in particular by country singer LeAnn Rimes, whose 1996 version became a hit. The song won Mack the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Country Song, a 1996 Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, a 1997 Country Music Association Awards nomination for Song of the Year, a 1997 Country Radio Music Awards nomination for Song of the Year, and is included on the CMT list of the top 100 country songs of all time. Rimes' rendition won the 1996 Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Blue (1968 film)

Blue is an American western film in Panavision anamorphic, released by Paramount Pictures on May 10, 1968. Directed by Silvio Narizzano, it stars Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden, Ricardo Montalban and Stathis Giallelis.

Blue (soft drink)

Blue is the mark of a soda juice fruit and vitamins sold in Angola. The drink is available in 10 flavors. Released in 2005 by Refriango company, the market leader in Angola, it was awarded the Gold Medal at the International Monde Selection Quality. The Blue brand is available in distinct flavors which other Angolan carbonated soft drinks do not use.

The drink's slogan is "life is a feast".

Blue (web series)

Blue is an American drama web series starring Julia Stiles. The pilot episode aired on June 11, 2012. It originally aired on the WIGS channel on YouTube but will be moving to Hulu,, and WIGS' own website for its third season, which takes the form of four long-form episodes lasting 40–60 minutes rather than the shorter episodes of the first two.

Blue (iamamiwhoami album)

Blue (stylized as BLUE) is the third studio album by Swedish audiovisual project iamamiwhoami, led by singer and songwriter Jonna Lee. It was released on 7 November 2014. The album was announced on 8 July 2014 through a trailer on YouTube, and on the same day, it was made available for pre-order on Lee's label To whom it may concern. Blue is musically produced by Claes Björklund and visually directed by Swedish collective WAVE (Lee, John Strandh and Agustin Moreaux), with costume design by Mathieu Mirano.

Blue (rapper)

Blue was born on January 18, 1994 in Gwangju, South Korea. She is a South Korean model, rapper, singer and the leader of the Korean music group Pungdeng-E.

Usage examples of "blue".

Val died, his gardens were abloom with chrysanthemums, the air golden, the oaks in his yard sculpted against a hard blue sky.

There he himself stood in a dark blue loincloth with a white pinstripe, his chest abloom with curly red hair and tasteful pseudo-tattoos, his fingers heavy with rings, his ankles clanking with bracelets.

The next morning he had her up at daybreak to see a school of jellyfish, the shiny, throbbing bodies abob in blue water as far as the lens of a telescope would encompass.

Black and blue halos rimmed her eyes, and her cheeks were abraided, with dried blood at one corner of her mouth.

With faith and trust almost divine, These same blue eyes, abrim with tears, Through depths of love look into mine.

This building abuts on the water, and there, in the clear depth, they could see big, blue sharks laying for the offal that is thrown from the slaughter house.

In one paragraph, underlined in blue pen, Abies stated that he would not be taken alive.

New Orleans, simply clothed in homespun cotton striped red and blue, abysmally poor and surrounded by swarms of children who all seemed to bear names like Nono and Vev6 and Bibi, cheerfully selling powdered file and alligator hides and going away again without bothering, like the Americans did, to sample the delights of the big city.

The blue flowers of the slender-leaved flax, combined with the bright hues of the scarlet acanthus, a flower peculiar to the country.

The hostage ships themselves were accelerating forward, their dark shapes backlit by blue halos of ion glow.

Between the ships and the blue and white planet curved a vast section of the broken accelerator ring, a section so huge that it was impossible to tell from close up that it was a mere fragment of what had once been the greatest monument of interstellar civilization.

Wool dyes best in a slightly acid bath, and this may be taken advantage of in dyeing the yellows and blues of this group by adding a small quantity of acetic acid.

His complexion was marred by angry purple and red acne and his eyes were very pale blue.

The men will be adequately recompensed by the reds and blues and silver streaks we have introduced into the gray tusche of their lives.

Frequent mention is made of sour galls, aleppo galls, green and blue vitriol, the lees of wine, black amber, sugar, fish-glue and a host of unimportant materials as being employed in the admixture of black inks.