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Verdigris

verb
1.
Color verdigris.






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"Verdigris" Quotes from Famous Books



... tire-women, when from spleen and wrinkles she would no longer look in any glass, were wont to serve her?' We can answer that Sir Walter knew well what he was doing, and had the Maiden Queen been stuffed parchment dyed in verdigris, would have done ...
— Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History • Thomas Carlyle

... ourselves much about him. A run or two with the pack of imps would have satisfied us. But he desired Clara Middleton manfully enough at an intimation of rivalry to be jealous; in a minute the foreign devil had him, he was flame: flaming verdigris, one might almost dare to say, for an exact illustration; such was actually the colour; but accept ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... the moon's a pay-streak, the stars is canned corn-beef, scurvy's the blessin' of God, him that dies kicks again, rocks floats, water's gas, I ain't me, you're somebody else, an' mebbe we're twins if we ain't hashed-brown potatoes fried in verdigris. Wake me up! Somebody! ...
— Smoke Bellew • Jack London

... their brass kettle-pots. They may blaze away as blue as verdigris. Though an Englishman haven't no right to be shot ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore

... displeasure, by all with truth. The ill look of the very few and very unhealthy inhabitants confirms their descriptions; and beside the pale and swelled faces which shock one's sight, here is a brassy scent in the air as of verdigris, which offends one's smell; the running water is of an odd colour too, like that in which copper has been steeped. These are sad desolated scenes indeed, though this is not the season for mal' aria neither, which, it is said, begins in May, and ends with September. The present sovereign ...
— Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I • Hester Lynch Piozzi

... at Guillotin's they eat also, and the mysteries of the kitchen of this place of delights are well worthy of being known. The little father Guillotin has no butcher, but he has a purveyor; and in his brass stewpans, the verdigris of which never poisons, the dead horse is transformed into beef a-la-mode; the thighs of the dead dogs found in Rue Guenegaud become legs of mutton from the salt-marshes; and the magic of a piquant sauce gives to the staggering bob (dead born ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, - Issue 377, June 27, 1829 • Various

... verema. Veracity vereco. Verandah balkono. Verb verbo. Verbal parola. Verbena verbeno. Verbatim (adv.) lauxvorte. Verbiage babilajxo. Verbose parolegema. Verbosity parolegeco. Verdant verdanta. Verdict jugxo. Verdigris verdigro. Verdure verdajxo. Verger pedelo. Verify verigi, ekzameni. Verily vere. Veritable vera. Verity vereco. Vermicelli vermicxelo. Vermifuge kontrauxvermajxo. Vermilion cinabro. Vermin insektoj. Vermouth vermuto. Verse verso. Verses, to make versi. ...
— English-Esperanto Dictionary • John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes

... differently than before, since the law of gravity seemed no longer to be in force. One of the engineers was doing his work in a peculiarly twisted way, like a man asleep caught between the rim of the wheel and the piston-rod covered with verdigris. Frederick descended on his ghastly tour down to the stokers, whom the catastrophe had surprised in the midst of their occupation. Some were still holding their shovels in their hands, though unable to lift them. They themselves were floating, ...
— Atlantis • Gerhart Hauptmann

... Greenness. — N. green &c. adj.; blue and yellow; vert [heraldry]. emerald, verd antique[Fr], verdigris, malachite, beryl, aquamarine; absinthe, creme de menthe[Fr]. [Pigments] terre verte[Fr], verditer[obs3], verdine[obs3], copperas. greenness, verdure; viridity[obs3], viridescence[obs3]; verditure[obs3]. [disease of ...
— Roget's Thesaurus • Peter Mark Roget

... illustrations to show you what is meant by chemical decompositions. One practical lesson, of course, we may draw is this: We must have a care in dissolving bluestone or copper sulphate, not to attempt it in iron pans, and not to store or put verdigris into iron vessels, or the iron will be acted upon, and to some extent the copper salt will become contaminated with iron. It will now be clear to you that, as a solvent for bodies usually soluble in water, water that is perfectly pure will be most ...
— The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing - Lectures Delivered Before the Hat Manufacturers' Association • Watson Smith



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