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  • n. Plural form of sienna.


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  • There is enough room between the tables to drive a series of large carts that a large percentage of the menu is served from, yet the room feels cozy, the lighting is right, and ochres, siennas, browns, and creams mix to make this airplane hangar of a room feel like a spacious town house.

    Del Posto: 933 brunillian stars

  • It was a den, smaller than the front living room, and more cozy, with furniture in warm ochers and burnt siennas.

    Night World No. 2

  • This hall was most richly decorated in old golds, Antwerp blues and siennas and, with its crystal chandeliers and barrel vaulted ceiling running up through the second story, was one of the most attractive features of the building.

    New York at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis 1904 Report of the New York State Commission

  • On the ground are delicate wood-colors, -- umbers, siennas, greens toned down to gray.

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • Renoir contented themselves with the abolition of all blacks and browns, for they were but half-hearted reformers, and it was clearly the duty of those who came after to rid the palette of all ochres, siennas, Venetian, Indian, and light reds.

    Modern Painting

  • Told in flashback style by the older Love, whom we meet as a beleaguered Pullman porter, the story begins in a wash of grays that gradually glow with the golds, burnt siennas and lush greens of rural, pre-Civil War Tennessee.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Webb somehow takes a handful of earthen colors -- the sort of ochres, burnt siennas, glossy beiges, and other approximations of arid soil and wet clay Dutch painters used to approximate candlelit interiors -- and turns them into a vibrant bouquet.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Favoring a lush, deep palette of sap greens, burnt siennas, cadmium yellows and blacks, with his special spin.

    Island Packet: Home

  • Sure, they give you white flesh colour, but all I had to colour in was gentle ochres and burnt siennas and shit.

    9th September '05

  • In front of the cottage and across the common is a coppice, all browns and purples and yellows and siennas, and beyond that, as seen from the upper windows of the cottage, the land fades into misty autumnal blues, to join a whitened horizon which seems to shun the meeting, until for very weariness it can postpone it no longer -- a bell-tent of sky, as it were, with a lifted edge, and beyond the skirts of the nearer sky another.

    Despair's Last Journey


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