sulphur-coloured love



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  • adjective Alternative spelling of sulfur-colored.


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  • At length the figure which I had seen in the principal stall came forth and advanced towards the people; an awful figure he was, a huge old man with a sugar-loaf hat, with a sulphur-coloured dress, and holding a crook in his hand like that of a shepherd; and as he advanced the people fell on their knees, our poor old governor amongst them; the sweet young ladies, the sharking priests, the idiotical parson


  • Also a species of HIBISCUS, with rough palmate leaves, large bright sulphur-coloured flowers, with a rich purple spot at the base of each petal, the stamens and stigma bright red, the blossoms when fully expanded eight inches in circumference; the plant has a very erect habit.

    Narrative of an expedition undertaken for the exploration of the country lying between Rockingham Bay and Cape York

  • But lovely as he was, John Broom's eyes were on another cage, where, silent, solemn, and sulky, sat a big white one with sulphur-coloured trimmings and fierce black eyes; and he was so like Miss Betty's pet, that the poor child's heart bounded as if a hand had been held out to him from home.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • While I was talking to May about the water primrose, Jack espied a sulphur-coloured butterfly, and off he set in full chase; he did not, however, succeed in capturing it, for his foot tripped over a molehill and down he tumbled -- the beautiful sulphur butterfly having fled across a wide ditch and escaped.

    Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children

  • One day we started out with the sultan, who had on his long coat, which made him look like a huge, sulphur-coloured canary.

    Southern Arabia

  • -- A dwarf hardy Cactus with sulphur-coloured flowers, produced from June to August; very suitable for dry spots in rock-work.

    Gardening for the Million

  • Mr. Smith, a very robust man, wore yellow, sulphur-coloured gloves, a high hat, a flower in his buttonhole, white piping to his vest.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • Calvinistic simplicity entirely in black, and just as this contrasted with the King's suit of sulphur-coloured satin, so did the gravity of his countenance contrast with the stupidity of his sovereign's.

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment First Series

  • Here and there against the deep black background a small whitish or sulphur-coloured wreath stood clearly out, looking livid and dangerous.

    The Firm of Girdlestone

  • Against their dark background one or two livid, sulphur-coloured splotches showed up malignant and menacing, while the surface of the sea had changed from the appearance of burnished quicksilver to that of ground glass.

    The Mystery of Cloomber


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