Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blue pigment made from the mineral vivianite.
  • noun In angling, a name applied to several artificial flies having a steel-blue color.

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Examples

  • In an instant the Blue Knight topples from his horse to a clatter of armor, leaving one iron-blue boot in the stirrup as the frightened animal gallops off dustily, pursued by the marshal on horseback and by grooms on foot.

    Virginity

  • Deliberations are recessed In an iron-blue chamber of that afternoon On which we wore things and looked well at A slab of business rising behind the stars. from HOUSEBOAT DAYS

    November « 2007 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Deliberations are recessed In an iron-blue chamber of that afternoon On which we wore things and looked well at A slab of business rising behind the stars. from HOUSEBOAT DAYS

    john ashbery | the couple in the next room « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • The illness, however, had stimulated my ordinarily sluggish fancy, which ran riot this night in dreams of wandering naked for a dark eternity over interminable lava (like scrambled egg gone iron-blue, and very wrong), sharp as insect-bites underfoot; and with some horror, perhaps a dead Moor, always climbing after us.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • In the cloak-room, when I went for my own hat and cane, there was the hat with the broad brim, and (lo!) over its iron-blue surface little furrows had been ploughed by Despair.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

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