American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang An electronic device having a tone pulsator that prevents telephone equipment from registering long-distance charges.
“Gian Hen Gian was in the kitchen pouring salt from a round, blue box into a pitcher of Koolaid.”
“Mint Magic, for example, is packaged in a blue box with white stars, showing a painting of a wizard summoning a gold, jewel-encrusted grail from a thicket of mint leaves.”
“I saw them in the embrasure of her bag as she walked by, the little blue box of tampons, nestled between her cigarettes and a pack of grape-flavored Bubble Yum.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘blue box’.
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The bad news: There are possibly tens of thousands of colour collocations in English. The good news is that the pictures retrieved by Wordnik from flickr will probably match the terms this time.
An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
AA battery, aa lava, aapa mire, abandon the project, abandon the sewer..., abandoned car, abandoned dyke, abandoned farm, abandoned field, abandoned industr..., abandoned industr..., abandoned land and 5386 more...
Once a European politician starts to speak, I am immediately filled with hope. Why? "After us the deluge." And after the deluge - a RAINBOW.
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