- From ochre + -ous. (Wiktionary)
“What we have succeeded in producing, and the genuine samples we have met with, have been fawns, buffs, drabs, &c., decidedly "ochrous" yellows, and wanting in stability.”
“Rich and beautiful as it is, purple madder cannot be called brilliant; while Mars violet is, of course, ochrous.”
“We have produced it of various hues and tints, from an opaque and ochrous yellow, to a colour the most brilliant, transparent, and deep.”
“Several other browns, and ochrous earths, partake of a citrine hue, such as Cassel Earth, Bistre, &c.”
“It is essential to the purity of the reds, that the madder should be freed from both these colours; and it was probably due to insufficient aqueous washing of the root, that the old lakes were dull and muddy, mere brick-reds of ochrous hues.”
“A yellow-brown, so yellow that it might fairly have been classed with the ochrous colours of that denomination, is made by combining zinc with another metal by the aid of heat.”
“Their neatly tarred framework glistened, and they were always newly lime-washed, ochrous yellow or dazzling white, sea-green, or blue as the sky.”
“The floors were neatly sanded, the hearth was freshly brightened with the red ochrous clay of the country, and chairs and tables, though made of the plainest stuffs, and by a very rude mechanic, were yet so clean, neat and well-arranged, that the eye involuntarily surveyed them again and again with a very pleased sensation.”
“The basis consists partly of a streaked, ochrous earth, and in part of sand, concreted with particles of iron ore.”
“a lighter colour and more ochrous texture than the Vandyke brown of”
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