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  • I realized that the GOP was doubling down on their brain-dead strategy when even Mike Castle of Delaware — probably the most moderate Republican congressman, and hailing from an indigo-blue state — voted against the bill.

    Matthew Yglesias » People Hate Republicans

  • A nurse clad in hospital blues beneath her overcoat climbs into a late-model indigo-blue Toyota Corolla directly in front of my now-parked QX56.

    2011 Infiniti QX56 SUV

  • The curatorial decision to mount a number of pieces from this later period against an indigo-blue background—the color of the walls in her studio—doesn't enhance their stature.

    Too Restless for the Rules

  • Pushing against the tide of the season, it was ablaze with flower: hot pink and lipstick reds, indigo-blue, violet and purple.

    Stunning salvias

  • The same can be said of Lam, who turned to the West for his inspiration and created indigo-blue dresses with a sliver of a V-neck, easy matching coats, wide-leg trousers, smock dresses in watercolor prints and terra-cotta-colored suede skirts paired with a simple black top.

    Fashion Week wrap-up: Fresh talent has clearly joined the ranks of the old guard

  • The modifiers refer to familiar or common objects (sky-blue, milk-white), to familiar metals (silver-white, gold-yellow) or to coloring materials (indigo-blue, verdigris-green).

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Jews to wear indigo-blue and saffron-yellow turbans, the white being reserved for Moslems.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Egyptian mourning, like the old Persian, is indigo-blue of the darkest; but, as before noted, the custom is by no means universal.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Casanare, Colombia It's just past 5: 30 and the wide, indigo-blue sky that has been darkening all afternoon has finally torn open.

    Morning in Colombia

  • There was no moon; but, overhead, the indigo-blue was a prodigal glitter of stars — myriads of silver eyes that perforated the sky.

    The Getting of Wisdom

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