from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a class of green dyestuffs that have an oligoaniline structure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A green compound used as a dyestuff, produced from aniline blue when acted upon by acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In dyeing, a dark-green color produced on fabrics printed with aniline black, by treating the pieces with acids before the black has been completely developed.
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Another moment passed, and the broken figure in the emeraldine armor remained a still portrait beneath the blazing sun.
No higher praise can writers bestow on a colleague than emeraldine envy.
That worthy was clad in an exquisitely cut suit of snappy emeraldine laid over a ruffled shirt of deep azure.
The violet mauve led the way, followed by the red magenta, the blue azuline, the yellow phosphine, the green emeraldine, the orange aurine, by purple, and brown, and black.
Above the white bottom the water shone a vivid emeraldine green, changing to sharply marked browns over the shoals, while beyond the inner reefs it varied from all shades of sapphire blue to radiant aquamarine.
Never, you imagine, never could one tire of wandering through those marvellous valleys, -- of climbing the silent roads under emeraldine shadow to heights from which the city seems but a few inches long, and the moored ships tinier than gnats that cling to a mirror, -- or of swimming in that blue bay whose clear flood stays warm through all the year.