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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of verdigris.


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  • Hair the color of rust whipped around the iron mask that blanked his face, a lamellar hauberk of verdigrised bronze encased his muscled form, and a double strand of plucked eyeballs hung around his neck.


  • And even though the clothesline is in the middle of the vast roof and the angel is falling straight down, he slips right past the verdigrised cornice as if he were sliding down a photograph of the building, and disappears from sight behind an enormous ginkgo.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • The bathroom was a dark den with leprous walls and a rickety verdigrised geyser which would spit two inches of tepid water into the bath and then mulishly stop working.

    Burmese Days

  • Once again he rested the verdigrised copper of his helmet against the no-longer-quite-so-brightly-gleaming metal of the capsule.

    Tales of Ten Worlds

  • On board the ferry, until the coldest weather began, there were always some wretched musicians, with an old fiddle, an old clarinet, and an old verdigrised brass bugle, performing during the passage, and, as the boat neared the shore, sending round one of their number to gather contributions in the hollow of the brass bugle.

    Passages from the English Notebooks, Volume 1.

  • “… a lamellar hauberk of verdigrised bronze …”?????


  • As for what they are after i’d say it was the restricted stacks at the smithsonian, you know soapstone stars with strange dot patterns, verdigrised bronze stantues that shift when you look at them, that sort of thing ..

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Gentlemen’s Club.

  • At the bottom of the page are my nephews, in Sydney trying out my cousin’s two-wheel skateboard (without any resounding success), and on the right is the younger’s drawing of the sundial in the garden in Killara – it has a twisted pedestal of thin red bricks and the gnomon (yes, I had to look that up) is verdigrised.

    Illustration Friday: Pattern


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