from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The blue carbonate of copper. See azurite, 1.
  • n. Same as blue ashes (which see, under blue).


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  • The elevation of the hills on which the spectator stands in this ravine is very great; and the whole scene, when we saw it, was clothed in the most rich mountain-blue colour that can be conceived.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • The mystery of distant mountain-blue only makes me reflect that the earth is of necessity mountainous; -- the sea-wave breaks at my feet, and I do not see how it should have remained unbroken.

    The Harbours of England

  • While the day was yet young withal came the Dalesmen from the mid and nether Dale with their wares and set up their booths; and they had with them flasks and kegs of the wine which they had to sell; and bales of the good winter-woven cloth, some grey, some dyed, and pieces of fine linen; and blades of swords, and knives, and axes of such fashion as the Westland men used; and golden cups and chains, and fair rings set with mountain - blue stones, and copper bowls, and vessels gilt and parcel-gilt, and mountain-blue for staining.

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale


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