from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The blue carbonate of copper. See azurite, 1.
- n. Same as blue ashes (which see, under blue).
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The elevation of the hills on which the spectator stands in this ravine is very great; and the whole scene, when we saw it, was clothed in the most rich mountain-blue colour that can be conceived.
The mystery of distant mountain-blue only makes me reflect that the earth is of necessity mountainous; -- the sea-wave breaks at my feet, and I do not see how it should have remained unbroken.
While the day was yet young withal came the Dalesmen from the mid and nether Dale with their wares and set up their booths; and they had with them flasks and kegs of the wine which they had to sell; and bales of the good winter-woven cloth, some grey, some dyed, and pieces of fine linen; and blades of swords, and knives, and axes of such fashion as the Westland men used; and golden cups and chains, and fair rings set with mountain - blue stones, and copper bowls, and vessels gilt and parcel-gilt, and mountain-blue for staining.
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