By Ian Paterson
This dictionary is the 1st of its style: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a entire source for exploring each element of colour and it many purposes around the disciplines and during the ages.Words are drawn from many various worlds together with artwork, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gemstones, model, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, historical past, artwork historical past, social historical past, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], tune, theatre, images, tv and movie, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislation, commute, battle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, medication, medicinal drugs and colour remedy, food and drinks, colour concept and plenty of others.Who can buy this book?Writers, newshounds, copywriters, picture, 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 sellers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language lovers, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, basic libraries and educational libraries in relation to the above disciplines.
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N Bikini alert colours Those colours used by the Ministry of Defence and in United Kingdom Government offices and bases abroad to indicate the current state of alert as regards possible terrorist activity. Bikini white indicates the lowest level of alert, Bikini black is the normal level of alert, and Black Special indicates a high level of alert. This is followed by amber, a state of alert (reached, for example, on September 11, 2001) in anticipation of imminent terrorist activity. Red alert indicates the very highest level of security risk.
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. n blackamoor From a ‘black Moor’; an archaic term of a person with a dark skin.
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. See gum arabic. n biochrome adjective a adverb adv a colour c noun n prefix pr suffix su verb vb A colouring matter of animals and plants.
A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour by Ian Paterson