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  • adj. Made up of sections having different, often bright, colours

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly


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  • He glanced around the street, at the particoloured shadows cast by buildings and bushes and cars.

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  • After all, a skilled clothing designer is a sculptor in fabric and, to some extent, in flesh, while this Skut was, to the best of our knowledge, only a dauber of particoloured clays who apparently got his jollies from looking at various beasts.

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  • Girt to his side was the steel hilt of an old sword without blade or scabbard; and some particoloured ends of ribands and poor glass toys completed the ornamental portion of his attire.

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  • The next morning, he found that the obliging care of his martial friend had decorated his hat with sundry particoloured streamers, which made a very lively appearance; and in company with that officer, and three other military gentlemen newly enrolled, who were under a cloud so dense that it only left three shoes, a boot, and a coat and a half visible among them, repaired to the riverside.

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  • Lying in a midnight bed the two blocks of curtain glimmer on the left hand, on the right a living Rothko, cyan-black rectangled and haze-edged against the black-black, that painter of tombstones of the opacity of doorways the particoloured cataract, the page, the two blocks of grey shredded edges, merging white smaller rectangle in larger, the page.

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  • So our dark youth at times spread its particoloured wings for a few moments and for no long flight ....

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  • All the country papers in England teemed with electioneering addresses; and the country was in a flutter with particoloured ribbons.

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  • They imbroder their safegards or gowns on the outside, from their feet vnto their knees with particoloured or grey stuffe.

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  • Beyond the wall of the cemetery the blue void of the firmament was pierced with smoky chimneys of oil-mills and soap factories, the roofs of which showed up like particoloured stains against the darker rags and tatters of other buildings; while blinking in the sunlight I could discern clatter-emitting, windows which looked to me like watchful eyes.

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  • Opposite Kononov, on a trestle, stood a half-vedro barrel of old vodka, imported from Poland; in a huge silver-mounted shell lay oysters, and a certain particoloured cake, in the shape of a tower, stood out above all the viands.

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