By Ian Paterson

This dictionary is the 1st of its type: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a complete source for exploring each point 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, heritage, artwork historical past, social historical past, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], song, theatre, images, tv and movie, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, trip, struggle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, medication, medicinal drugs and colour remedy, food and drinks, colour conception and plenty of others.Who can purchase this book?Writers, newshounds, copywriters, picture, fabric and style designers, artists and illustrators, artwork scholars, artwork 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, normal libraries and educational libraries in terms of the above disciplines.

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Slang for a ‘police car’. n black arts, the The practice of witch-craft. vb blackball; to To vote against an applicant or candidate, for example, for club membership; to ostracize. The phrase originates from the system of voting in secret where each voter has a black and a white ball either of which he may place in the voting box – the black ball signifying a negative vote. 44 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n black beauty A black horse. n black belt One of many coloured belts indicating the level of proficiency in the martial arts attained by the wearer.

A aposematic Referring to the colouring and markings of various insects, reptiles and other animals which warn off their enemies by conveying the suggestion that the animal is dangerous or poisonous, for example, the Eyed Hawk-Moth which has markings on its wings which look like large eyes. See cryptic colouring. 22 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R c apple-green A pale green; a colour used extensively in the making of Sèvres porcelain. vb apricate; to To expose to sunlight. c apricot The orange-yellow colour of the apricot fruit.

A au brun A dish cooked in brown sauce. a au gratin Brown – as regards the surface of food. Describing, in particular, a dish which has been cooked with cheese until it has become brown. Also applied to food cooked with breadcrumbs or in a white sauce cooked until brown. From the French, gratiner, to brown. a au rouge Describing a dish cooked or served in a red sauce. c aubergine The purplish-blue of the vegetable, aubergine. c aubergine purple A shade of purple. c auburn A brownish-red or sometimes golden-brown colour especially as regards hair.

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