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  • adj. light violet and dark purple


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  • Then, nearer, I perceived a strange light, a pale, violet-purple fluorescent glow, quivering under the night breeze.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The beauty of the night on Kondo Kondo was superb; the sun went down and the afterglow flashed across the sky in crimson, purple, and gold, leaving it a deep violet-purple, with the great stars hanging in it like moons, until the moon herself arose, lighting the sky long before she sent her beams down on us in this valley.

    Travels in West Africa

  • As the spores ripen, the wall acquires a beautiful violet-purple color, changing later to a dark purple-brown, and marked with irregular longitudinal ridges (Fig.  43, _F_).

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • P. Capensis Alba is a greenhouse evergreen shrub, flowering in November, and growing to a height of 2 ft.P. Larpentae is good for a sunny border, in light soil: it bears terminal clusters of rich violet-purple flowers in September.

    Gardening for the Million

  • The flowers are large, of a very rich violet-purple, and expand only by day and in comparatively sunny weather.

    The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Containing Full Descriptions of Nearly Eleven Hundred Species and Varietes; With Directions for Propagation, Culture and Use.

  • The first is red, the second orange, the third yellow, the fourth green, the fifth blue, the sixth indigo, the seventh a violet-purple.

    Letter XVI-On Sir Isaac Newton’s Optics

  • The aster salicifolius has a slender stem much branched above, long and narrow leaves, with violet, violet-purple or rarely white rays, and aster prenanthoides or crooked stem aster, may be told by its zigzag stem, its oblong, saw-toothed leaves and its violet rays.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa

  • We climbed out of the violet-purple shadows towards the upland where the last of the day lingered.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • The handsome, bright, violet-purple flower-heads, measuring about an inch and a half across, have from fifteen to thirty rays, or only about half as many as the familiar New England aster.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • Exactly the right shade of violet-purple had been found for the drawing-room, and I should be ashamed to say how many shops we ransacked for the chair coverings, until at last we found the identical pattern to satisfy our demands.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat


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