from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The color of the lees of wine, or a color supposed to be of that hue: a name given to a deep-red color in porcelains, etc.


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  • But there is no grey in the blue of the sea here -- it is blue, blue, unmitigated, almost dazzling blue, save where in the sun it turns to quite dazzling white, or in the deeper shadows takes on tints that are almost crimson, tints of _lie-de-vin_.

    The Lady Paramount


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