By Ian Paterson
This dictionary is the 1st of its style: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a complete source for exploring each point of colour and it many purposes 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, gemstones, type, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, background, paintings heritage, 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, go back and forth, conflict, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, drugs, medicines and colour remedy, foods and drinks, colour idea and plenty of others.Who should purchase this book?Writers, reporters, copywriters, image, cloth 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 retailers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language lovers, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, basic libraries and educational libraries on the subject of the above disciplines.
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C artichoke green The yellowish-green colour of the artichoke. n artificial colours Colours produced by a chemical process and not found in nature, for example, viridian. Artificial pigments first came into commercial production in 1856. See pigment. n artificial daylight or light Light produced by man. c æruca A brilliant green made from acetate of copper. n ærugo Verdigris. Similar to æruca, but derived from carbonate of copper. c arylide yellow A light yellow mentioned in Louis de Berniere’s Captain Corellis Mandolin (also known as Hansa yellow and cadmium yellow).
C Black One of the X11 Color Set colours. It has hex code #000000. n Black Pertaining to those of African or Asian origin – see coloured. n Blackacre A convenient shorthand used by lawyers for a plot of land so as to be able to distinguish it from another called ‘Whiteacre’. n black-act The Act of Parliament which once made it an offence to black one’s face to go poaching. n Black and Tans The armed force fighting the Sinn Fein in the 1920’s; so called by reason of the colours of their uniform.
See Red alert. 99. n bilirubin Orangey-red coloured pigment in the bile which if not excreted causes jaundice. n biliverdin A dark green bile pigment produced by the oxidation of bilirubin. n billiard ball colours English billiards is played with three balls: two white balls, being cue balls, one of which has a black spot on it and one red ball which is struck only by the other balls. c billiard green The deep green of the baize on billiard/snooker tables. n binder Any medium which is mixed with pigment so as to give it body enabling it to be manipulated and the ability to adhere to the surface.
A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour by Ian Paterson