By Ian Paterson
This dictionary is the 1st of its type: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a accomplished source for exploring each point of colour and it many functions around the disciplines and during the ages.Words are drawn from many various 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 historical past, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], tune, theatre, images, tv and picture, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, commute, battle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, medication, medications and colour treatment, food and drinks, colour concept and plenty of others.Who can purchase this book?Writers, reporters, copywriters, image, fabric and style designers, artists and illustrators, paintings scholars, paintings critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and agents, 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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N black magic Sorcery. Derived from the Latin necromantia – the revelation of the future by reference to the dead. This, by association, was transformed into nigromantia and, in turn, translated into ‘black magic’ although necromantia has no connection with ‘black’. n blackmail Unlawful conduct involving the making of threats and the use of intimidation to exact money or other value. The word originated in Scotland – ‘black’ being derived from the Gaelic ‘blathaich’ meaning to ‘protect’ and ‘mail’ in Scotland meaning ‘rent’ or a ‘tribute’ – hence a tax for protection.
C azurine The colour blue; azure; greyish-blue; also a blue-black dye. 32 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n azurite A greenish-blue pigment made from the mineral, azurite, and used until the end of the 17th century as a cheaper alternative to ultramarine or as an undercoat to enhance ultramarine. Also used to produce a green colour, namely, verditer. n azurite blue A mineral pigment producing a blue dye. adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb 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 33 B Z c 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 baby-blue, baby blue A pale blue.
Pr azoIndicating many kinds of coal tar dyes and colours. n azo, azoic A group of synthetic dyes and pigments mainly made from petroleum by a process known as diazotization first developed in the late 1850’s and providing colours with much greater fastness than the aniline dyes. Azo pigments include Hansa yellow and diarylide yellow. n azolitmin The main colouring matter of litmus. c azulin, azuline A greyish-blue. c azure Bright blue; frequently used to describe the blue of the sky on a cloudless day.