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- adj. Alternative form of ochrous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See ocherous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See ocherous.
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My canal-side atelier is filled with the sights and sounds of tall-masted old sailboats and put-putting tugboats outside and that ochreous Dutch sunlight pouring in during the afternoon.
It is in the várzea or white-water flood forest where the nutrient-rich water is ochreous with suspended sediment and is very fertile.
Plodding through the parched and scorching dust of the mountain-foot, through the stifling vapor and the blinding, ochreous glare, the traveler suddenly came upon this cool and calm delight.
Unlike them they held no dazzling sapphire brilliancies; they were ochreous, suffused with raging vermilion.
A flickering shadow fell upon me; a flock of pulsating ochreous and scarlet shadows —
Far to the west another gray and ochreous giant reared its bulk, closing the vale.
The third lifted itself out of the bowl, creeping up the precipitous bare scarp of the western barrier straight to the north, clinging to the ochreous rock up and up until it vanished around a far distant shoulder.
This last, indeed, whatever be its cause, is easily detected, for it is never slow in taking bodily form and proliferates upon a face, especially on the cheeks and round the eyes, as physically as the ochreous yellows accumulate there in a case of jaundice or repulsive reds in a case of skin disease.
She went to the sitting-room, where an ochreous daylight was beginning to diffuse itself and to render the lamp superfluous.
The blue sky settled against them nakedly; they were leafless and lifeless save for the iron-green shafts of the organ cactus, that glistened blackly, yet atmospherically, in the ochreous aridity.