Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat azure in colour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of an azure or bluish color; blue.

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Examples

  • On Nunnwood - the sole remnant of antique British forest in a region whose lowlands were once all sylvan chase, as its highlands were breast-deep heather - slept the shadow of a cloud; the distant hills were dappled, the horizon was shaded and tinted like mother-of-pearl; silvery blues, soft purples, evanescent greens and rose-shades, all melting into fleeces of white cloud, pure as azury snow, allured the eye as with

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • On Nunnwood -- the sole remnant of antique British forest in a region whose lowlands were once all sylvan chase, as its highlands were breast-deep heather -- slept the shadow of a cloud; the distant hills were dappled, the horizon was shaded and tinted like mother-of-pearl; silvery blues, soft purples, evanescent greens and rose-shades, all melting into fleeces of white cloud, pure as azury snow, allured the eye with a remote glimpse of heaven's foundations.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6

  • The Columbine is pleasing to the eye, as well in respect of the seemly (and not vulgar) shape as in regard of the azury colour thereof, and is holden to be very medicinable for the dissolving of imposthumations or swellings in the throat. "

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

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