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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
Complementary Colors
 
438. Blueness.
 
  
NOUN:BLUE &c. adj.; garter-blue; watchet [obs.]; blueness, bluishness; bloom.
  [COMPARISONS] lapis lazuli [L.], sapphire, turquoise; indicolite.
  [PIGMENTS] ultramarine, smalt, cobalt, cyanogen; Prussian -, syenite- blue; bice, indigo; zaffer.
  
VERB:RENDER BLUE &c. adj.; blue.
  
ADJECTIVE:BLUE, azure, cerulean, cyanic; sky-blue, sky-colored, sky-dyed; navy blue, midnight blue, cadet blue, robin’s-egg blue, baby blue, ultramarine, aquamarine, electric blue or electric, steel blue or steel; cerulescent; bluish; atmospheric, retiring; cold.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Oh, yellow’s forsaken, and green is forsworn, But blue is the sweetest color that’s worn.
  2. Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue.—Southey
  3. Colour’d with the heaven’s own blue.—Bryant

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