Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiar dull shade of blue used on Chinese porcelain. See the extract.
“He favors khaki slacks, light-mauve or powder-blue shirts, and nice ties.”
“Another top British entry at Christie's will be Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of the beautiful Miss Read, later Mrs. William Villebois, dressed to kill in shimmering powder-blue silk from circa 1775-1777 estimate: £4 million-£6 million.”
“The gray-haired Mr. Nicholson, wearing black sunglasses, a plaid coat and open-collared powder-blue shirt, was accompanied by New York City Police detectives and left without commenting.”
“Another patch of color is planned for a pleasant outdoor courtyard at the back, in powder-blue Astroturf.”
“District Court on Monday, each 18, pale and slender in powder-blue pants and smocks that looked like hospital scrubs.”
“Out of this terror they build upwards into a great momentary cathedral of birds and the peregrine, shining powder-blue even in this flat light, twists down upon them.”
“I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on them.”
“There wasn't anybody but some young married screaming with her children about some candy they didn't get by the door of a powder-blue Falcon station wagon.”
“The ancient man in the Caddy, dressed in a powder-blue suit, white cowboy hat and string tie, chuckled, nodded, and said "How'd ya do!”
“The trophy went to Baylor University's thrilling quarterback Robert Griffin III, who charmed the ceremony audience when he lifted a trouser leg to reveal a powder-blue Superman sock, with a tiny red cape running down the back of his ankle.”
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