from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) See
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- noun An earth
pigmentcontaining silica, aluminumand ferric oxide
- noun A somewhat dark
yellowish orange colour
- noun molecular biology, colloquial The
stop codonsequence "UAA."
- adjective Having a yellow-orange colour.
- adjective archaeology Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.
- verb to cover with ochre
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- noun any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
- noun a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
- adjective of a moderate orange-yellow color
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E'en as a fresco one sees drawn on a wall, painted in ochre,
-- This alludes to the mode of taking the tithe of cattle, which were made to pass singly through a narrow gateway, where a person with a rod, dipped in ochre, stood, and counting them, marked the back of every tenth beast, whether male or female, sound or unsound.
But, while the people who shop at Walmart and Target make no bones about their purchases: Oprah books, self-help, Grisham, Dan Brown, Danielle Steel, Koontz, etc. (so those stores only stock those titles), those who shop at Indigo want to feel as though they’re of a certain “lifestyle” (so the store puts in couches and offers lattes) and colours the walls whatever yuppy ochre is current.
For the next five centuries the bodies were finished with red ochre, which is found in abundance near Arica.
Usually the hand is covered with red ochre, which is probably a substitute for blood; and the impression of the hand is made on the wall of a temple in token of a vow.
Burnt ochre, which is very serviceable in stucco work, is made as follows.
We shall first set forth the natural colours that are dug up as such, like yellow ochre, which is termed [Greek: ôchra] in Greek.
Such change cannot take place in ochre, which is altogether a mineral substance.
While the men are out with the cattle, the women spend the day in the village - a few grinding ochre, which is mixed with animal fat and smoothed all over their bodies to protect their skin.
At Marni, the perennial home of the eccentric, unexpected combinations such as ochre Bermuda shorts, knee socks and reading spectacles recall "Little Edie" Beale.
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