By Ian Paterson

ISBN-10: 1417595981

ISBN-13: 9781417595983

ISBN-10: 1854183753

ISBN-13: 9781854183750

This dictionary is the 1st of its sort: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a entire 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 artwork, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gem stones, type, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, historical past, artwork background, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], song, theatre, images, tv and picture, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, go back and forth, struggle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, drugs, medications and colour treatment, food and drinks, colour conception and plenty of others.Who should purchase this book?Writers, reporters, copywriters, picture, cloth and type designers, artists and illustrators, paintings scholars, artwork critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and agents, brands of paints and wall-papers, language fans, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, basic libraries and educational libraries with regards to the above disciplines.

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See black black. Waiter in reply ‘I’m sorry we don’t have any milk. ’. 46 A D I C T I O N A R Y O F C O L O U R n black comedy A form of drama often displaying cynicism and disillusionment and dealing with death, disease or some other macabre or calamitous situation in a way which generates painful amusement. n Black Country, the The parts of Warwickshire and Staffordshire which used to be involved in heavy industry one particular by-product of which was soot and grime. c blackcurrant The colour of the round black berry of the saxifrage family.

N blackboard jungle A school of ill-disciplined pupils. n black boding Portending bad news. n adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb black box The flight recorder used in all commercial aircraft to record instrument readings and flight crew conversations in order to assist the investigation of crashes. It is, in fact, usually orange in colour to allow for easier detection. 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 45 n black bread Dark bread often made from sour dough; bread made from rye flour.

C autumn brown A warm reddish-brown. n autumnal colours The colours characteristic of Autumn, particularly in reference to the leaves of the trees of the English countryside with their rich variety of russets, oranges, browns, yellows and reds. In North America the amazing colour change is referred to as ‘fall foliage’. The process occurs by reason of leaves in the fall being sealed off from moisture giving rise to the chlorophyll in them breaking down. Their green colour thus gradually becomes masked by yellow, orange and brown pigments known as carotenoids also present in the leaves.

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