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  • adj. of white tinged with blue


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  • Maybe if she'd had her daughter's caramel skin, not this bluish-white, which she keeps out of the sun or freckles bloom in smudges?

    Spray-Tans in the 70s

  • A bomb in Rome, a flash of bluish-white light, and photojournalist Josh Ryder's world exploded.

    The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose: Book summary

  • The Hamilton cover is at least readable; the type is distinct from the backgrounds, if not really distinct enough (I dare you to look at it as a refractive surface under fluorescent lights and see how well the bluish-white lettering contrasts with the blue background ... not!).

    Book Cover Smackdown! The Reality Dysfunction vs. Heretics vs. The Kragen

  • Doctors forbade her from painting with bluish-white cadmium or other potentially toxic paints.

    Pregnancy Expands a Vision

  • The article incorrectly identified the forbidden paint as bluish-white cadmium.

    Corrections & Amplifications

  • Presently, along the horizon, entirely completing the circle of sea and sky, the tight-packed shapes of the trade wind clouds began to show through the mist; and as they took form they spilled with rose-colour at their upper edges, while their bases were a pulsing, bluish-white.


  • A deafening machine kicked on, distorting the air, followed by a steady flash of bluish-white light.

    No Mercy

  • Skye thought a moment, then spoke rapidly in Latin, creating a ball of bluish-white light about the size of her thumb that drifted ahead of her.


  • Half-decomposed tables and shabby wooden chairs, pushed to the walls, were bathed in stark bluish-white light.


  • Then, as she looked down for a moment, the lines of the diagram began to glow with a soft, bluish-white light, as if she had drawn them with foxfire instead of chalk.

    red dust


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