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  • adj. Alternative form of ochrous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to ocher; containing or resembling ocher

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to ocher; consisting of or containing ocher: as, ocherous matter. Also ochrous.
  • Resembling ocher in color; specifically, in zoology and botany, ol a brownish-yellow color; light-yellow with a tinge of brown.


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  • The eyes were open—grotesquely oversize in his emaciated face, and bright yellow, the pupils as small as pinpricks—from which dribbled ocherous tears the consistency of curd.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Apparently the piece had then been placed in the hands of some person of infinite leisure equipped with a pot of ocherous paint, varnish, and a set of flexible combs.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Powered forever by the inexhaustible Sun, impervious to the cold, Sojourner may to this day be wearing grooves in that ocherous desert floor.

    A Space in Time

  • It is only a little village, composed of about twenty houses, grouped on a slightly undulating bank, formed of ocherous earth and clay.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • These small torpedoes were, of course, neither waterlogged double coronas jettisoned by a listing Cuban freighter nor a species of blind Amazon trout but, rather, a sampling of the ocherous projectiles fired into the river night and day from the fundaments of Pucallpa.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Desert reached subtly colored to ocherous cliffs afar.

    Operation Luna

  • Beyond glimmered the pale strata, then layers again ocherous, on to the final heights.

    Operation Luna

  • Waned slightly past half phase, the curves of it limned a blue and white marbling, an ocherous blur that was land, a luminance that lingered for a moment after you looked away from it as a dream may linger when first you awaken.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • The station house was a frame building in a grove of ocherous-glowing fruit trees.

    The Game Of Empire

  • It was a dwarf planet, an ocherous pebble that would not make a decent splash if it fell into one of the gas giants.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate


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