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  • adj. Alternative spelling of varicolored.

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

  • adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
  • adj. having a variety of colors


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  • There likewise were plums and cherries and grapes, that the sick of all diseases assain and do away giddiness and yellow choler from the brain; and figs the branches between, varicoloured red and green, amazing sight and sense, even as saith the poet,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In response to the darkness, my eyes sought the only faint light in the distance—the varicoloured light barely filtering through the glass.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Their slender, varicoloured tentacles whipped out; the giant iridescent bubbles

    The Moon Pool

  • They formed a maze of varicoloured light points which seemed to coalesce in spite of their relative proximity to us.

    Duel Under the Double Sun

  • He'd given the briefcase to Kuznetski, and Kuznetski had taken out the batch of varicoloured papers and was going through them.

    The Kobra Manifesto

  • Mr.J. L. Hayes believes that these varicoloured animals are planned purposely: that two legs of a green horse are rendered in red on the further side, to indicate perspective, the same principle accounting for two blue legs on a yellow horse!

    Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages A Description of Mediaeval Workmanship in Several of the Departments of Applied Art, Together with Some Account of Special Artisans in the Early Renaissance

  • Inside the little white cottage, however, in Miss Martin's sitting-room -- so queer and fascinating with its "forms," its samples and "trimmings" pinned to the curtains, its alluring display of fashion magazines and "charts," and its eternal litter of varicoloured scraps over the floor -- Missy's momentary dejection could but vanish.


  • A paper-thin chromatic wheel, made of light-battery material, turned magnetically and provided the varicoloured light source.

    The Voyage of the Space Beagle

  • Here it must be conceded that when Jacob originally made his bargain, he certainly meant that the varicoloured sheep and goats were to be his, but only those that would be born under perfectly normal circumstances.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Their slender, varicoloured tentacles whipped out; the giant iridescent bubbles climbed over the cadavers.

    The Moon Pool


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