from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A rich blue color.
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The common councilmen were in their mazarine-blue cloaks and cocked hats, the aldermen in their scarlet robes, the Lord
= Mazarine = (_A_), a common council-man of London; so called from the mazarine-blue silk gown worn by this civil functionary.
On account of this intended brilliant assemblage, it was necessary we should be as smart as undress would allow; therefore it was determined that Lady Stanley should wear a mazarine-blue spotted with silver.