By Ian Paterson
This dictionary is the 1st of its sort: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a accomplished source for exploring each point of colour and it many functions around the disciplines and during the ages.Words are drawn from many alternative worlds together with artwork, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gem stones, type, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, heritage, artwork historical past, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], tune, theatre, images, tv and picture, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, trip, struggle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, drugs, medicinal drugs and colour remedy, foods and drinks, colour thought and plenty of others.Who can buy this book?Writers, newshounds, copywriters, photograph, fabric and model designers, artists and illustrators, artwork scholars, paintings critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and sellers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language lovers, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, common libraries and educational libraries on the subject of the above disciplines.
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A ‘black letter day ‘ is an unlucky day such as Friday the 13th of any month. This idea was later extended by designating religious feast-days in the Church calendar in red thus giving rise to the red-letter day. ‘Black-letter law’ refers to long established legal rules and Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb E D C B 49 by extension to laws as they are strictly (or literally) construed. In adopting a ‘blackletter’ approach a lawyer is sometimes regarded as being concerned simply with what the law is rather than with WHY the law is what it is.
N black eye The discolouration or bruising to the eye caused by a blow. Since the skin around the eye is loose the bruising is often darker than to other parts of the body. See Phrases. n black fast A fast involving abstinence from both eggs and milk. Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B 47 n black flag A flag made of black cloth indicating some deadly or nefarious purpose of the bearer, for example, pirates and the Jolly Roger and the Royal Navy flag indicating execution. Also in motor racing the flag used to indicate a dangerous situation requiring a driver to stop.
C black glamma A rich dark black colour as applied to the fur of the mink. n black gold Colloquial term for oil or petroleum. n blackguard A scoundrel; a vicious contemptible person; originally a shoe black. n black hats A term used to describe those Chasidim or ultra religious Jews who wear widebrimmed black hats. ‘Black Jews’ is a term given to the Falashas, the Jews of Ethiopia most of whom now live in Israel. n blackhead A mass of fatty substance protruding from the skin having a black tip – the blackness resulting from a change in pigmentation caused by exposure to sunlight.
A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour by Ian Paterson