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  • The Virgin sits in an immense yellow-ochre halo, with her son in her arms.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Firmly snapping the door to, she crossed the corridor, with its gloomy, yellow-ochre walls, and its infinite vista of brown, numbered doors.

    The Man of Property

  • With a yellow-ochre paint cake he smeared the legs and the breast, great streaks against the background of flour, ash, and turmeric.

    Kim

  • Batteries of artillery or long columns of cavalry emerged from a filmy world of uneven crystal on to the hard yellow-ochre sand, and took up their positions amid jagged red-black rocks with violet shadows.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Clean-cut against a pale yellow-ochre background and enveloped in a deep purple bloom, the mighty peaks of the distant "Rockies" upreared their eternal snow-capped glory in a salute to departing day.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • The face, daubed and glistening with an unsightly coating of red, white, and yellow-ochre paint, and adorned with protuberant bristles by way of eyebrows, appeared twice its natural dimensions.

    Austin and His Friends

  • There is something a trifle "animal" in these villages, rough clusters of bee's-comb or ant-heaps or beavers 'lodgings as they might be, assuming exactly the shade of their surroundings, as nests the colour of their hiding-places, or as the kh [= a] ki-coloured sand-lizard, desert-lark, and sand-grouse of the great Sahara take on the yellow-ochre tone of that desert.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • To make it lighter, employ a mixture of yellow-ochre.

    Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets

  • Let the first coat be white, the second half white and half yellow-ochre, and the third yellow-ochre only.

    Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets

  • HE terrace of Villa Rosa juts out into the lake, bordered on three sides by a stone parapet, and shaded above by a yellow-ochre awning.

    Jerry Junior

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