A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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AMETHYST. n. s. saw Sv-2', contrary to wine, or contrary to drunkenness; so
called, either because it is not quite of the colour of wine, or because it was
imagined to preventinebriation.) A precious stone of a violet colour, bordering on
A bay horse is what is inclining to a chesnut; and this colour is various, either a
light bay or a dark bay, according as it is less or more deep. There are also
coloured horses, that are called dappled bays. All bay horses are commonly
A black colour. Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and the scowl of
night. - Shakspeare. For the production of black, the corpuscles must be less than
any of those which exhibit colours, covton. 2. Mourning. Rise, wretched widow ...
To betray shame, or confusion, by a red colour in the cheeks or forehead. I have
mark'd A thousand blushing apparitions To start into her face; a thousand
innocent shames, In angel whiteness, bear away these blushes. Shakspeare. I
will go ...
My cheeks no longer did their colour boast. - Dryden. A sudden horror seiz'd his
giddy head, And his ears trickled, and his colour fled. Dryd. 3. The tint of the
painter. When each bold figure just begins to live, The treach'rous colours the fair
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