Definitions

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  • n. a clay-like material, containing ferric oxide, used as a pigment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The man and woman with red faces sprinkled powdered red ochre over the children, making Ayla think of the red ochre salve that Creb had rubbed on Iza's body.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • She had the small bowl of red ochre paste and the amulet, and had begun calling the Spirits to attend, as Creb had always done, when another commotion arose.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • The young women walked back to the Mammoth Hearth with some small mortars and pestles, and several lumps of red ochre coloring material in various shades.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • When the level prairie merged into low rolling hills, dotted with fescue and feather grass and red with the richness of iron ore -- the red ochre making it hallowed ground -- Brun knew the salt marsh was not far beyond.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • With a chill, she again remembered Creb rubbing a paste of red ochre on Iza's body before her burial, but she was told it would be used to decorate and add color to the faces and bodies of the players and dancers.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Next, she exposed Rydag's small, thin, right leg, and with the red ochre paste, drew four parallel lines on his thigh.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • The railway van still bears its original red ochre lead paint outside, the wooden boards overprinted here and there with obscure stencilled shunting-yard lingo: Forward Seymour Loco’, 4697 D only’.

    Wildwood

  • The painting, on a base of red ochre on an offcut of cardboard two feet by two and a half feet, depicted Nosepeg’s dreaming, his mopoke country, in a dreamer’s aerial vision of a hill with a waterhole at its peak and ten clefts or valleys running down from the summit like petals.

    Wildwood

  • The leather had been dyed a deep brownish red, with fine-powdered red ochre mixed into the bear fat that had been used to cure the cave bear skin it was made from.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

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